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The Resource After the Tampa : from Afghanistan to New Zealand, Abbas Nazari

After the Tampa : from Afghanistan to New Zealand, Abbas Nazari

Label
After the Tampa : from Afghanistan to New Zealand
Title
After the Tampa
Title remainder
from Afghanistan to New Zealand
Statement of responsibility
Abbas Nazari
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The heart-rending story of a child 'Tampa' refugee who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere. Escaping from Taliban persecution in Afghanistan, Abbas Nazari's parents fled the country in 2001 to find a safe place in which to bring up their children. Their six-month journey through Pakistan and Indonesia searching for asylum culminated in being crammed onto a small fishing boat with 426 other asylum seekers. When that boat started to sink in the Indian Ocean, they were mercifully rescued by a Norwegian cargo boat, the Tampa. The Tampa owners expected to deliver the refugees to Australia but were told they were not welcome there. This sparked an international incident between Australia, Norway and Indonesia over responsibility for these people, leaving them stranded on the boat and eventually being sent to Nauru Island. New Zealand offered to take 150 of them, including Abbas and his family. It's now 20 years since this happened and Abbas tells his story, from the Taliban's horrendous rule in Afghanistan to his family's desperate search for safety to how this became an international political hot issue to settling and growing up in far-off New Zealand. It's also the story of the other children and families who were resettled here
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nazari, Abbas
Dewey number
325.21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nazari, Abbas
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Refugee children
Target audience
adult
Label
After the Tampa : from Afghanistan to New Zealand, Abbas Nazari
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Escaping the Taliban as a young child, adrift at sea as a refugee for weeks, and finding home in Aotearoa"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Control code
000069770949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781988547640
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021062477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1250275907
Label
After the Tampa : from Afghanistan to New Zealand, Abbas Nazari
Publication
Note
"Escaping the Taliban as a young child, adrift at sea as a refugee for weeks, and finding home in Aotearoa"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Control code
000069770949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781988547640
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021062477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1250275907

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