In The Displaced, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience.
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Books about refugees in Australia
Refugee Tales: Vol III
In Refugee Tales III we read the stories of people who have been through the process of seeking asylum, many of whom have yet to see their cases resolved and who live in fear that at any moment they might be detained...
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
In City of Thorns, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the Dadaab refugee camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there.
The Ungrateful Refugee
Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother, and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel-turned-refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America.
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung’s powerful story of her family's flight from the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered.
Books for children
This is the story of a 12-year-old refugee who’s trying to establish a new life in Australia, grapple with his past and, most importantly, find his voice.
Morris Gleitzman writes of Jamal, who just wants to play football, but with a sister defying Taliban curfews and parents running an illegal school, his problems escalate until the whole family must flee Afghanistan in...
This novel tells the story of Bridget and Menzies, who devise a daring plan to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre.
A novel for young adults about Alem, who is left in London by his family who fear for his safety in Ethiopia.
Books about refugees in the world
The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph
A life story of Dr Emmanuel Taban who escaped the war-torn Sudan and had faced challenges in different African countries before coming to South Africa.
Little Daughter: A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West
The memoir of Zoya Phan, who fled the Burmese conflict and eventually reached the UK.
This is a powerful true story of Keitetsi, a child soldier who joined the Ugandan National Resistance Army at just eight years old.
The Boat People
When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war reaches Vancouver’s shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life.