Monday, February 11, 2019

"They cannot take the sky" by multiple authors

A collections of stories written by refugees and asylum seekers imprisoned by Australia over the last 2 decades.. A friend lent me this book, I packed it away when I moved house, and just came across it again this week so at last I am making the time to read it.. As described in the forward by Christos Tsiolkas, 'we read for pleasure and we read for knowledge. And there are some books we read because we must, for in not reading them we are in danger of not understanding our world and our own place in the world." He places it alongside books such as "The Diary of Anne Frank", George Orwell's "1984" and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn's "The Gulag Archipelago".

Started reading: 30/12/2018

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