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From Nothing to Zero: Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres (Lonely Planet Journeys)

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Generally, 84% of asylum seekers are found to be genuine refugees, yet thousands Languish in Australia's illegal immigrant detention centres. This topical, not-for-profit publication provides a rare glimpse into the world of refugees who have fled war and persecution in their own countries, only to be detained in Australia's desert camps. Featuring an introduction by human rights activist Julian Burnside QC, this moving anthology presents edited extracts from letters written by asylum seekers in response to a letter-writing campaign by Australian citizens opposing the Australian government's hard-line stance on asylum seekers. These letters give a human face and voice to one of the most controversial issues affecting the world today. All profits will be donated to asylum seeker organisations.

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These letters give a human face and voice to one of the most controversial issues affecting the world. All profits will be donated to asylum seeker organisations.

Synopsis:

From Nothing to Zero presents edited extracts from letters written by asylum seekers held in Australia's detention centers. These letters provide a rare glimpse into the world of refugees who have fled war and persecution in their own countries. Several of the contributing detainees have been held for more than three years, often with no end to their incarceration in sight.

This compelling book gives voice to people whose thoughts and experiences are only rarely heard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781740596688
Subtitle:
Letters from Refugees
Manufactured:
Lonely Planet Publications
Preface:
Burnside, Julian
Manufactured:
Lonely Planet Publications
Manufactured:
Lonely Planet
Author:
Editor
Author:
Austin, Janet
Preface:
Burnside, Julian
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Edition Description:
Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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"Synopsis" by , These letters give a human face and voice to one of the most controversial issues affecting the world. All profits will be donated to asylum seeker organisations.
"Synopsis" by , From Nothing to Zero presents edited extracts from letters written by asylum seekers held in Australia's detention centers. These letters provide a rare glimpse into the world of refugees who have fled war and persecution in their own countries. Several of the contributing detainees have been held for more than three years, often with no end to their incarceration in sight.

This compelling book gives voice to people whose thoughts and experiences are only rarely heard.

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