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The Resource Unbreakable Threads

Unbreakable Threads

Label
Unbreakable Threads
Title
Unbreakable Threads
Statement of responsibility
Emma Adams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary story of courage and kindness and the ultimate triumph of family over what, at times, seem like insurmountable odds.'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
Summary
In December 2013, child/neo-natal psychiatrist Emma Adams travelled to Darwin and then on to Blaydin detention centre as a representative of ChilOut (Children Out of Immigration Detention). The trip was confronting for obvious and not so obvious reasons, and Emma and her colleague both left feeling extremely distressed. She returned to her Canberra family - her doctor husband, Rob, and her three sons - and became consumed by the idea that she must help one of the boys she met at Blaydin. So followed eighteen months of lobbying on the part of Emma and her husband to bring Abdul, a 16-year-old Hazara boy from Afghanistan, to live with them as part of their family.
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10688358
Cataloging source
SALS
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Adams, Emma
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Autobiography
Target audience
adult
Label
Unbreakable Threads
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_525312
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760637187
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Unbreakable Threads
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_525312
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760637187
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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