Dark Emu

Author: Bruce Pascoe

Language: English


WINNER – 2016 Indigenous Writer’s Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

WINNER – 2016 Book of the Year in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

SHORTLISTED – 2014 History Book Award in the Queensland Literary Awards

SHORTLISTED – 2014 Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing

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The choke

Author: Sofie Laguna

Language: English

Summary: Abandoned by her mother and only occasionally visited by her secretive father, Justine is raised by her pop, a man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop’s chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow it seems they might touch – a place of staggering natural beauty. But the river can’t protect Justine from danger. Her father is a criminal, and the world he exposes her to can be lethal.

Justine is overlooked and underestimated, a shy and often silent observer of her chaotic world. She learns that she has to make sense of it on her own. She has to find ways to survive so much neglect. She must hang on to friendship when it comes, she must hide when she has to, and ultimately she must fight back.

The Choke is a brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can’t be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature. This compassionate and claustrophobic vision of a child in danger and a society in trouble celebrates above all the indomitable nature of the human spirit.

Sofie Laguna, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Eye of the Sheep, once again shows she is a writer of rare empathy, originality and blazing talent. Source: amazon.com

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The Permanent Resident

Author: Roanna Gonsalves

Language: English

Summary: A woman who can’t swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother’s offer to coach her son’s soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter. A recent migrant considers taking the fall for a second generation ‘friend’. A wife refuses to let her husband look at her phone. An international student gets off a train at night.

Roanna Gonsalves’ short stories unearth the aspirations, ambivalence and guilt laced through the lives of 21st century immigrants, steering through clashes of cultures, trials of faith, and squalls of racism. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes playful, they cut to the truth of what it means to be a modern outsider. ” Source: UWA Publishing

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Les enfants expatriés: Enfants de la Troisième Culture

Author: Cécile Gylbert

Language: Français

Summary: Les enfants élevés à l’étranger ont un parcours hors du commun : une enfance jalonnée de changements, d’adaptations, de découvertes et d’expériences atypiques. Ils se forgent une culture qui n’est ni vraiment celle de leurs parents ni vraiment celle des pays dans lesquels ils vivent : ils deviennent des Enfants de la Troisième Culture. Ils sont émotionnellement, psychologiquement et affectivement différents des personnes ayant vécu leur enfance dans un seul pays. Ce livre s’adresse à tous ceux qui souhaitent comprendre les fondements de cette Troisième Culture soit pour accompagner leur enfant en expatriation soit pour mieux se connaitre soi-même s’ils ont vécu cette enfance exceptionnelle. – Source: Amazon.fr

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Do they speak English down there?: …taking a leap into New Zealand

Author: Susan C. Tunney Language: English Summary: Have you ever wanted to change your life? Sell your home? Quit your job? Pack up your family and move to the other side of the world? Well, this dream doesn’t have to remain a fantasy. Let me tell you our story about how we achieved just that when we moved to New Zealand. – Source: Amazon.com Link: Find it on … Continue reading Do they speak English down there?: …taking a leap into New Zealand

Pictures in my heart – Seeking refuge, Afghanistan to Australia

Author: Fiona Hamilton, Julian Burnside

Language: English

Summary: Pictures in my Heart explores the lives of a group of Afghan refugees who arrived in Australia by boat in 1999 and 2001. They lived and worked in the regional city of Murray Bridge in South Australia on Temporary Protection Visas while awaiting permanent protection. When an important figure in their community committed suicide, they began to participate in a health program that culminated in the artworks, stories and photographs in this book.

Pictures in my Heart is a deeply personal account of what these men and their families endured, both in Afghanistan and Australia, and how they persevered – Source: Wakefield Press

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