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The Resource No man is an island, Adele Dumont

No man is an island, Adele Dumont

Label
No man is an island
Title
No man is an island
Statement of responsibility
Adele Dumont
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2010, 24-year-old Sydneysider Adele Dumont volunteered to teach English to men in immigration detention on Christmas Island. She didn't expect to find the work so rewarding or the people she met so interesting. So when she was offered a job working at Curtin detention centre near Derby in Western Australia, she took it. Working at Curtin required a fly-in fly-out lifestyle. Adele lived in a donga in WA, her life full of bus trips to the detention centre; back home in Sydney, she was overwhelmed by the choices and privileges people had. What kept her returning to Curtin were her students: men from many lands who had sacrificed all they knew for a chance to live in Australia; men who were unfailingly polite to her in a situation that was barbarous. Men who were looking for an opportunity for a better life. NO MAN IS AN ISLAND is a unique personal story that takes a humanitarian stance on immigration detention. It makes the issue of immigration detention accessible to far more interested Australians than newspaper articles. It is a vividly told story full of characters and humanity. It is the story about immigration detention all Australians need to read
Summary
In 2010, 24-year-old Sydneysider Adele Dumont volunteered to teach English to men in immigration detention on Christmas Island. She didn't expect to find the work so rewarding or the people she met so interesting. So when she was offered a job working at Curtin detention centre near Derby in Western Australia, she took it. Working at Curtin required a fly-in fly-out lifestyle. Adele lived in a donga in WA, her life full of bus trips to the detention centre; back home in Sydney, she was overwhelmed by the choices and privileges people had. What kept her returning to Curtin were her students: men from many lands who had sacrificed all they knew for a chance to live in Australia; men who were unfailingly polite to her in a situation that was barbarous. Men who were looking for an opportunity for a better life
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545377
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dumont, Adele
Dewey number
323.631
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dumont, Adele
  • Curtin Immigration Reception and Processing Centre
  • English teachers
  • Illegal aliens
  • Illegal aliens
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Aliens
  • Human rights
  • Alien detention centers
  • Detention of persons
  • Detention of persons
Target audience
adult
Label
No man is an island, Adele Dumont
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058585702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9780733636370
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945718574
Label
No man is an island, Adele Dumont
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058585702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9780733636370
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945718574

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