After a perilous and terrifying escape from war-torn Afghanistan, Gulnessa and her family find themselves in Australia, a place they know nothing about. They are exhausted and traumatised, but also full of hope. But their struggle isn't over yet. They are confined in a detention centre for asylum seekers, and forced to prove their refugee status. As days drag into weeks and months, Gulnessa is determined to stay strong. She cannot give up hope for a second chance at life, and the opportunity to build a future in a new land.
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Narrator Kellie Jones brings to life the bleak world of the Afghan refugee in Australia. Listeners learn of Gulnessa and her family, who have fled persecution in Afghanistan. In Australia they find their troubles have just begun. In relaying Gulnessa's story, Jones deftly switches from the accents of the Middle Eastern refugees to the accents of the Australian characters, never missing a beat in this harrowing story. Through Gulnessa's tragedy and triumph, listeners become enmeshed in a largely unknown world. The book ends with a lovely author's note that explains her impetus for writing this story. Though the unabridged version runs a little long, this most enlightening audio journey illuminates the human spirit. M.R.P. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Bolinda Audio, 2013. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.40x6.20x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1743172079