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Author Ahmed, Safdar, author, illustrator

Title Still alive : notes from Australia's immigration detention system / Safdar Ahmed
Published Ventnor, Victoria : Twelve Panels Press, 2021

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 MELB UNIT READING  325.210994 Ahm/San  AVAILABLE
 MELB UNIT READING  325.210994 Ahm/San  DUE 26-03-24
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 MELB CRC UNIT READING  325.210994 Ahm/San  AVAILABLE
Description 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Still alive documents the conditions, experiences and deprivations of Australia's system of mandatory and indefinite detention for asylum seekers and refugees. Drawing from Safdar Ahmed's experiences as a volunteer in Sydney's Villawood detention centre, it contains the testimony of refugees and workers in a system that is often decried by human rights organisations for its cruelty. This is a work of observation and collaboration, collating Ahmed's experiences as an art workshop facilitator with the testimony and artwork of refugees who are held in immigration detention. Still Alive eschews stereotypical representations of the refugee as either a threat to Australia's system of 'border protection', or as a victim who lacks initiative and agency. What emerges is a deeply impacting account of the refugee journey and the profound consequences of indefinite incarceration that asylum seekers experience upon reaching Australia."--Provided by publisher
Notes "Part of this book was first published online by GetUp! in 2015 as Villawood: notes from an immigration detention centre."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards 2022, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books category
Subject Ahmed, Safdar -- Comic books, strips, etc
Ahmed, Safdar -- Comic books, strips, etc
Ahmed, Safdar -- Comic books, strips, etc
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre -- Comic books, strips, etc
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre -- Comic books, strips, etc
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre -- Comic books, strips, etc
Autobiographical comics
Biographical comics
Nonfiction comics
Graphic novels
Political refugees -- Australia -- Comic books, strips, etc
Refugees -- Australia -- Comic books, strips, etc
Political refugees -- Comic books, strips, etc
Refugees -- Comic books, strips, etc
Detention of persons -- Australia -- Comic books, strips, etc
Human rights advocacy -- Australia -- Comic books, strips, etc
Detention of persons.
Human rights advocacy.
Political refugees.
Refugees.
Australia.
Genre/Form Graphic novels, Adult
Comics (Graphic works).
Comic books, strips, etc.
Nonfiction comics.
Autobiographical comics.
Biographical comics.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works).
Graphic novels, Adult
ISBN 9780980593730
0980593735