They Cannot Take the Sky

They Cannot Take the Sky

by Michael GreenDana Affleck Andrea Dao and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 22/02/2017

  $16.93

For more than two decades, Australia has locked up people who arrive here fleeing persecution - sometimes briefly, sometimes for years. In They Cannot Take the Sky those people tell their stories, in their own words. Speaking from inside immigration detention on Manus Island and Nauru, or from within the Australian community after their release, the narrators reveal not only their extraordinary journeys and their daily struggles but also their meditations on love, death, hope and injustice. Their candid testimonies are at times shocking and hilarious, surprising and devastating. They are witnesses from the edge of human experience.


The first-person narratives in They Cannot Take the Sky range from epic life stories to heartbreaking vignettes. The narrators who have shared their stories have done so despite the culture of silence surrounding immigration detention, and the real risks faced by those who speak out. Once you have heard their voices, you will never forget them.


'This book is extraordinary and humbling and necessary.' Anna Funder


'These are the stories you will read and never forget. All Australians must read this book.' Alexis Wright


'We have waited too long for an anthology like this. Deftly drawn, wide-ranging, and painstakingly edited and collected, these engaging stories from immigration detention are desperate and passionate; harrowing and inspirational; beautiful and forlorn.' Maxine Beneba Clarke


'This is a book whose human, frank, illuminating voices the government does not want to hear from.' Tom Keneally

ISBN:
9781925576467
9781925576467
Category:
Social & cultural history
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
22-02-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Michael Green

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer. He specializes in military subjects and has authored and co-authored more than 90 books. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including German, Japanese, and Georgian.

In addition, Green has authored and co-authored numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines including Armor: The Magazine of Mobile Warfare, and Jane's Defense Weekly.

Green is a lifetime member of the Marine Corps Tanker's Association and a tour guide at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation.

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