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The Resource Shining : the story of a lucky man, Abdi Aden and Robert Hillman

Shining : the story of a lucky man, Abdi Aden and Robert Hillman

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Shining : the story of a lucky man
Title
Shining
Title remainder
the story of a lucky man
Statement of responsibility
Abdi Aden and Robert Hillman
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Abdi's world fell apart when he was only fifteen and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some sixty others, heading to Kenya. On the way, death squads hunted them and they daily faced violence, danger and starvation. After almost four months, they arrived at refugee camps in Kenya - of the group he'd set out with, only five had survived. All alone in the world and desperate to find his family, Abdi couldn't stay in Kenya, so he turned around and undertook the dangerous journey back to Mogadishu. But the search was fruitless, and eventually Abdi made his way - alone, with no money in his pockets to Romania, then to Germany, completely dependent on the kindness of strangers. He was just seventeen years old when he arrived in Melbourne. He had no English, no family or friends, no money, no home. Yet, against the odds, he not only survived, he thrived. Abdi went on to complete secondary education and later university. He became a youth worker, was acknowledged with the 2007 Victorian Refugee Recognition Award and was featured in the SBS second series of 'Go Back to Where You Came From'
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10446873
Cataloging source
ANL
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Aden, Abdi
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1948-
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Hillman, Robert
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True
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  • Aden, Abdi
  • Refugees
  • Orphans
  • Unaccompanied refugee children
  • Unaccompanied refugee children
  • Self-reliance
  • Self-realisation
  • Somalia
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the story of a lucky man
Label
Shining : the story of a lucky man, Abdi Aden and Robert Hillman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A young refugee's incredible journey from heartbreak to home"--Front cover
  • '''All the forces ranged against me will have to contend with my determination to stay alive, keep breathing, love and be loved"'--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054219198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780732299842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)903529476
Label
Shining : the story of a lucky man, Abdi Aden and Robert Hillman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A young refugee's incredible journey from heartbreak to home"--Front cover
  • '''All the forces ranged against me will have to contend with my determination to stay alive, keep breathing, love and be loved"'--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054219198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780732299842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)903529476

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