- Title: Give Me Shelter: Stories About Children Who Seek Asylum
- Author: Tony Bradman
- ISBN: 9781845075224
- Page: 150
- Format: Hardcover
The phrase asylum seeker is one heard in the media all the time It stimulates fierce and controversial debate in arguments about migration, race, and religion The movement of people from poor or struggling countries to those where there may be opportunities for a better life has been a constant in human history, but it is something with particular relevance in this timThe phrase asylum seeker is one heard in the media all the time It stimulates fierce and controversial debate in arguments about migration, race, and religion The movement of people from poor or struggling countries to those where there may be opportunities for a better life has been a constant in human history, but it is something with particular relevance in this time of wide scale political and social upheaval Featuring stories from youth based in trouble spots around the world including Kosovo, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Eritrea, Zaire, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Zimbabwe, and Kurdistan this collection of stories spotlights people who have been forced to leave their homes or families to seek help and shelter elsewhere This book has no political axe to grind, simply recording the truth of these children s stories without assigning blame Some are about young people traveling to other countries others are concerned with young ones left behind when parents are forced to flee These are stories about physical and emotional suffering but also about humanity of both those who endure unimaginable hardship and those who help them.
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This excellent collection of short stories provides many different views of the refugee experience. Refugees in this story are from a variety of troubled countries, including Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Turkey (Kurds), Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kosovo, and Zimbabwe. I knew about the problems in most of these countries, but I hadn't heard about those in the Congo or Eritrea until I read this book. I'm SO glad I read this book, because it gave me a better understandin [...]
Sunday, March 22, 2015A family in the Democratic Republic of Congo was seized in the civil war in 1999. Initially, there were soldiers aiming guns at children at school "A hard-faced man with a gun tucked in his belt strides towards them. 'Hey, you! You want school?'" (Bradman 12). Secondly, as the situation gets more serious, the family decides to escape the country as soon as possible. "Baba Paul can just be seen in the headlights of the plane. He waves and backs away. The plane leaves the gro [...]
I read 'A Nice Quiet Girl'. I liked the idea behind this collection of short stories. It opens you up to a whole new world about Asylum Seekers. In 'A Nice Quiet Girl' Charlie is forced to hang out with Tulip, the housekeeper's daughter, because she can't stay in the hostel by herself due to problems with her father. At first Charlie just thinks that she is really boring and can't play any games properly. Charlie's family end up going on holiday with Tulip and her mother. Charlie wonders why Tul [...]
I quite enjoyed reading all the different stories about children who seek 'asylum'. At first, I didn't know what the word 'asylum' meant so I looked it up in the dictionary. The dictionary said that an 'asylum' was a place of protection for those who were seeked by the law. This explanaion allowed me to make sense of the stories.
This book is a collection of stories about children from third world countries (current and past) and their struggles in their new homes (they all moved to England.) My personal favorite story in this book was, Baa and the Angels. I thought that it was a very moving and cute story, even though the girls' dad was dead.
My story, 'Samir Hakkim's Healthy Eating Diary' appears in this excellent anthology of stories by well known writers about child asylum seekers. As a result of writing this story I went on to write a novel featuring Samir - HIDDEN, Meadowside Books, 2011, which was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
i think this book is sooooooo cool and sad at the same time
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