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Title They cannot take the sky : stories from detention / editors, Michael Green, André Dao, Angelica Neville, Dana Affleck and Sienna Merope
Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2017


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 W'PONDS  325.210994 Gre/Tct  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm
Summary They Cannot Take The Sky is an oral history project documenting the stories of men, women and children who have experienced Australian mandatory detention over the past 23 years. It seeks to bring a new perspective to the public understanding of mandatory detention by sharing the reality of the people who have lived it...Through in depth interviews with current and ex-detainees, it captures narrators' histories, experiences of seeking protection in Australia and the detailed reality of mandatory detention...Working with narrators, these interviews are then edited into first person narratives that take the form of literary short stories
Notes "A behind the wire book"--Cover
"Foreword by Christos Tsiolkas"--Cover
Subject Alien detention centers -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Aliens -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Detention centres -- Australia -- Anecdotes
Illegal aliens -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Detention of persons -- Australia.
Detention of persons -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Political refugees -- Australia.
Refugees and human rights -- Australia -- Anecdotes
Political refugees -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Refugees -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Refugees and human rights -- Australia
Refugees -- Australia.
Unauthorized immigration -- Australia -- Anecdotes
Australia -- Emigration and immigration.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Author Affleck, Dana, editor
Dao, Andre, editor
Green, Michael, editor
Merope, Sienna, editor
Neville, Angelica, editor
ISBN 9781760292805 (paperback)