The Resource Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family, Emma Adams

Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family, Emma Adams

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Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
Title
Unbreakable threads
Title remainder
the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
Statement of responsibility
Emma Adams
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Abdul is dignified, defiant even, but his poise is beginning to wear thin in this place. He needs surgery for a chronic shoulder injury sustained when he was hit by a car in Kabul. Like the others in detention with him, he faces an uncertain fate, and years in limbo. Most of the people in the centre have already had their spirits broken.' When psychiatrist and mother of three Emma Adams travels to Darwin as an observer of conditions for mothers and babies in the immigration detention centres there, she expects the trip to be confronting. What she doesn't expect is to return to Canberra consumed by the idea that she must help a sixteen-year-old unaccompanied Hazara boy from Afghanistan - Abdul. The premise was simple: Wouldn't any teenage boy be better off staying with a family rather than locked behind a wire fence? In this brutal and bureaucratic system, freedom was a hopeless dream. Emma and Abdul's connection, and her fight to get him out and provide him with an Australian home, a family and a future, forms an important testimony in Australia's appalling treatment of asylum seekers. Their story is a beacon of hope and humanity
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
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10688358
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Emma
Dewey number
362.87092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Adams, Emma
  • Psychiatrists
  • Refugees
  • Afghans
Label
Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family, Emma Adams
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633103
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family, Emma Adams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633103
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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