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The Resource The marsh birds, Eva Sallis

The marsh birds, Eva Sallis

Label
The marsh birds
Title
The marsh birds
Statement of responsibility
Eva Sallis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Dhurgham As - Samarra'i is a twelve-year-old boy, the youngest child in a middle-class Baghdadi family. He finds himself at the Great Mosque in Damascus in Syria, not knowing what has happened to his parents and sister who fled Baghdad with him. The only thing he knows is that he was told if the family became separated they were to meet at the Mosque. Alone, he waits and waits." "This is the story of what befalls Dhurgham after he realises his family won't be turning up; it is the story of his journey into adulthood, his journey through bitterness to forgiveness, and his journey from Iraq to Syria, to Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and beyond."
  • "Detained after arriving in Australia, Dhurgham, resilient yet unable to deal with his past, becomes an untried criminal existing in limbo as his file is processed. Fleetingly, New Zealand offers a refuge, family and affection but he is caught again in a nightmare of red-tape and confinement until his hope turns into anger and his past must be faced and resolved."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Follows the trials, sorrows, and journeys of Dhurgham, a twelve-year-old Iraqi boy separated from his parents during their attempt to flee Baghdad
Theme
Award
Asher Literary Award, 2005.
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148736
Cataloging source
ANL
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Sallis, Eva
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Refugees
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The marsh birds, Eva Sallis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Partly set in New Zealand
Control code
000026528236
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781741146004
Label
The marsh birds, Eva Sallis
Publication
Note
Partly set in New Zealand
Control code
000026528236
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781741146004

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