Category Archives: refugees

Blood on my Hands, a Surgeon at War by Craig Jurisevic

This is another book related to military medicine, but this one has a slight difference. Jurisevic was an Australian volunteer doctor who chose to help refugees who were fleeing from Kosovo to get away from a murderous campaign waged by Serbia under … Continue reading

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Hope and Persistence

These two books show humanity at its worst. Firstly through the evils of the war in Syria that has made so much of that country impossible to live in. Secondly through the treatment of those trying to flee the horrors … Continue reading

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Opposite Ends of the Reading Spectrum

These are two very different books that I read at the beginning of my Christmas/New Year break. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon Subhi is a refugee who has never known life outside of the detention centre where he was … Continue reading

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The Morning They Came For Us, by Janine Di Giovanni

If I wasn’t already aware of it, Janine Di Giovanni would make me realise how little I’ve managed to fit into my life. A journalist reporting in depth on more than two decades of wars and conflict in Europe, Africa … Continue reading

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When Michael Met Mina, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Humour, poignancy, foreboding, joy. Just a few relevant words that come to mind to describe this book. I could also add complex, but I wouldn’t want to give the wrong impression that its a difficult, confusing reading experience. The complexity … Continue reading

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Notes on an Exodus, Richard Flanagan

Notes on an Exodus : an essay is a small book by Man Booker prize winning author Richard Flanagan, illustrated by Ben Quilty. Flanagan and Quilty travelled to the Middle East and Europe with World Vision, visiting refugees in camps … Continue reading

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