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Refugee Boy

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472514815

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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An eye for an eye. It's very simple. You choose your homeland like a hyena picking and choosing where he steals his next meal from. Scavenger. Yes you grovel to the feet of Mengistu and when his people spit at you and kick you from the bowl you scuttle across the border. Scavenger. As a violent civil war rages back home, teenager Alem and his father are in a B&B in Berkshire. It's his best holiday ever. The next morning his father is gone and has left a note explaining that he and his mother want to protect Alem from the war. This strange grey country of England is now his home. On his own, and in the hands of the social services and the Refugee Council, he lives from letter to letter, waiting to hear something from his father. Then Alem meets car-obsessed Mustapha, the lovely 'out of your league' Ruth and dangerous Sweeney Â? three unexpected allies who spur him on as Alem fights to be seen as more than just the Refugee Boy. Based on the novel by Benjamin Zephaniah, Refugee Boy is an urgent story of a courageous African boy sent to England to escape the violent civil war, a story about arriving, belonging and finding 'home'.

A Study Guide for Benjamin Zephaniah 's "Refugee Boy"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 153584504X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 23

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A Study Guide for Benjamin Zephaniah 's "Refugee Boy", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Studentsfor all of your research needs.

Illegal - Die Geschichte einer Flucht

Author: Eoin Colfer,Andrew Donkin

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644404135

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 5847

Ebo ist ganz allein. Seine Schwester ist schon seit Monaten fort. Nun ist auch sein Bruder verschwunden und hat sich auf die gefährliche Reise nach Europa gemacht. Ebos langer Weg führt ihn durch die Sahara in die bedrohlichen Straßen von Tripolis und schließlich hinaus aufs endlose Meer. Doch mit jedem Schritt wächst Ebos Hoffnung auf eine bessere Zukunft. Eine eindrückliche und aktuelle Geschichte, einfühlsam erzählt vom Team der Bestseller-Comics von «Artemis Fowl».

Learning to Die in Miami

Confessions of a Refugee Boy

Author: Carlos Eire

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439181928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5322

In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane—along with thousands of other children—to begin their new life in Miami in 1962. It would be years before he would see his mother again. He would never again see his beloved father. Learning to Die in Miami opens as the plane lands and Carlos faces, with trepidation and excitement, his new life. He quickly realizes that in order for his new American self to emerge, his Cuban self must "die." And so, with great enterprise and purpose, he begins his journey. We follow Carlos as he adjusts to life in his new home. Faced with learning English, attending American schools, and an uncertain future, young Carlos confronts the age-old immigrant’s plight: being surrounded by American bounty, but not able to partake right away. The abundance America has to offer excites him and, regardless of how grim his living situation becomes, he eagerly forges ahead with his own personal assimilation program, shedding the vestiges of his old life almost immediately, even changing his name to Charles. Cuba becomes a remote and vague idea in the back of his mind, something he used to know well, but now it "had ceased to be part of the world." But as Carlos comes to grips with his strange surroundings, he must also struggle with everyday issues of growing up. His constant movement between foster homes and the eventual realization that his parents are far away in Cuba bring on an acute awareness that his life has irrevocably changed. Flashing back and forth between past and future, we watch as Carlos balances the divide between his past and present homes and finds his way in this strange new world, one that seems to hold the exhilarating promise of infinite possibilities and one that he will eventually claim as his own. An exorcism and an ode, Learning to Die in Miami is a celebration of renewal—of those times when we’re certain we have died and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.

The Lightless Sky

An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey of Escape to A New Life in Britain

Author: Gulwali Passarlay,Nadene Ghouri

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782398465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6463

The boy who fled Afghanistan and endured a terrifying journey in the hands of people smugglers is now a young man intent on changing the world. His story is a deeply harrowing and incredibly inspiring tale of our times. 'To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?' Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of twelve, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US Army. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali began a twelvemonth odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, making a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean in a tiny boat, and enduring a desolate month in the camp at Calais. Somehow he survived, and made it to Britain, no longer an innocent child but still a young boy alone. In Britain he was fostered, sent to a good school, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in 2012. Gulwali wants to tell his story - to bring to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who are making this perilous journey every day. One boy's experience is the central story of our times. This memoir celebrates the triumph of courage and determination over adversity.

America Calls to Me

The Story of a Refugee Boy’S Journey

Author: Martin Toe

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512793485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

View: 8096

In 1999 life was good for Martin Toe, the son of an affluent family in Ivory Coast. This reality of happiness and certainty was soon devastated when news from BBC spread about rebel forces making their way in town. In a twinkling of an eye, Martin was deprived of his home and family, running to remain alive, and was obligated to undergo a life he on no account wished for. By some means, Martins tremendous toughness and spirit enabled him to persevere even in spite of the fact that every single day seemed like his final one.

Warten auf Schnee in Havanna

Bekenntnisse eines kubanischen Jungen

Author: Carlos M. N. Eire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453400962


Page: 188

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The Impossible Dream

Memoirs of a Refugee Boy

Author: Xa Xiong,Choua Yang

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517024581


Page: 226

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The Impossible Dream is an inspiring journey of a brave young refugee boy who made a promise to his beloved brother with the impossible dream of becoming a medical doctor and healing the hearts of others. His odyssey unfolds captivating and touching stories from his childhood in Laos during the Vietnam War, the struggles he endured in the Thai Refugee Camps, and his family's immigration to the land of the opportunity-The United States of America where he defeated the odds of the seemingly impossible dream. Education is a master key to open many doors in life. It's a lifetime investment. No dream is too big. If you can dream it, you can achieve it through education. As long as you stay hungry for knowledge, there is nothing, that you cannot achieve. Keep pressing forward, keep seeking, keep asking, keep using your ability to bring out the best in yourself and you shall receive. Xa Xiong, BA, DC, MD is a Family Physician-his dream of healing the hearts of others became a reality. He is married to his wife-Choua Yang, and is a father to five beautiful children. He continues to inspire and empower others to achieve the highest visions of individual health, leadership, income, family and education-iLIFE. "The Impossible Dream is nothing short of incredible!"-Forrest Willett, #1 Bestselling Author of Baseballs Don't Bounce: A Journey from Hopelessness to Happiness.

Apple und Rain

Author: Sarah Crossan

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641163609

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3109

Drei Jahre alt war Apple, als ihre Mum sie in einer stürmischen Nacht bei der Großmutter zurückließ. Seitdem hat Apple nichts von ihr gehört. Elf Jahre später taucht Mum plötzlich wieder auf. Mum ist das Gegenteil von Apples strenger, konservativer Nana. Im Glückstaumel zieht Apple bei Nana aus, direkt zu Mum. Womit sie aber nicht gerechnet hat: Sie ist nicht Mums einziges Kind. Dass ihre kleine Halbschwester Rain ebenso wenig von Apple wusste, macht die Sache nicht besser. Und dass Mum Apple als Babysitterin braucht, auch nicht. Apple dämmert, dass sie eine schwierige Wahl getroffen hat. Zum Glück kann sie sich dem Nachbarsjungen Del anvertrauen, der ziemlich gut zuhören kann ...

Children and Forced Migration

Durable Solutions During Transient Years

Author: Marisa O. Ensor,Elżbieta M. Goździak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319406914

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

View: 8206

This book responds to the reality that children and youth constitute a disproportionately large percentage of displaced populations worldwide. It demonstrates how their hopes and aspirations reflect the transient nature of their age group, and often differ from those of their elders. It also examines how they face additional difficulties due to the inconsistent definition and uneven implementation of the traditional ‘durable solutions’ to forced migration implemented by national governments and international assistance agencies. The authors use empirical research findings and robust policy analyses of cases of child displacement across the globe to make their central argument: that the particular challenges and opportunities that displaced children and youth face must be investigated and factored into relevant policy and practice, promoting more sustainable and durable solutions in the process. This interdisciplinary edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of forced migration studies, development, conflict and peace-building and youth studies, along with policy-makers, children's rights organizations and NGOs.

Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 6103

Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.

Die andere Wahrheit

Author: Beverley Naidoo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401027142


Page: 324

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Unbreakable Threads

The True Story of an Australian Mother, a Refugee Boy and What It Really Means to Be a Family

Author: Emma Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760633103

Category: Afghans

Page: 324

View: 7692

The remarkable true story of an Australian mother's fight to free an unaccompanied Hazara boy from detention, and include him in her family.

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: arsEdition

ISBN: 384581554X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3303

Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

Spelling First

Author: Ray Barker,Christine Moorcroft

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748768141

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 8872

This supplementary series of textbooks and teacher files has been developed to encourage confident writers in secondary schools, meeting the need of effective literacy that has been identified as the key to raising standards across all curriculum areas.

Im Meer schwimmen Krokodile

Eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Fabio Geda

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH

ISBN: 3126669182


Page: 152

View: 4084

Nachdem Enaiat von seiner Mutter ausser Landes geschmuggelt wurde, erwacht er am nächsten Morgen allein. Seine Mutter hat ihn zurückgelassen und er hat nichts als seine Erinnerungen und drei Versprechen, die er ihr gegeben hat: keine Drogen, keine Waffen, niemals stehlen. Um ein besseres Leben in Freiheit zu finden, begibt er sich auf eine lange Reise von Afghanistan Richtung Westen. (Quelle: Buchumschlag verso).

Eine Lüge ist nicht genug

Author: Alan Gratz


ISBN: 3838708601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8283

Das Leben endet tödlich, auch für reiche Industrielle. Das Leben geht weiter, auch für die Witwe des Firmenchefs der Papierfabrik. Das Leben ist ein abgekartetes Spiel, findet Hamilton, den die Hochzeit seiner Mutter mit dem Bruder seines Vaters anwidert. Das Leben auf dem Planeten ist in Gefahr, findet die Umweltaktivistin Olivia, wenn niemand etwas dagegen unternimmt, dass die Abwässer der Papierfabrik weiterhin den Copenhagen River verseuchen. Das Leben will gelebt werden, rät Horatio seinem Freund Hamilton. Es ist was faul in dieser US-amerikanischen Kleinstadt, deren Einwohner von der Papierfabrik Elsinore Papers abhängig sind. Die vermeintliche Alternative ”Arbeitsplatzabbau oder Ökologie“ stimmt nicht mehr. Auf Dauer wird das Unternehmen nur überleben können, wenn es umweltverträglich produziert. Und auf Dauer wird das Leben nur dann wieder lebenswert, wenn sich eine böse große Frage beantworten lässt: Ist der alte Firmenchef Rex Prince ermordet worden, und wenn ja, wer steckt dahinter?

Jack Perdu und das Reich der Schatten

Author: Katherine Marsh

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe

ISBN: 9783414820846

Category: Accidents

Page: 252

View: 1135

In New York sind die Geister los! Geheimgänge, verlassene U-Bahn-Schächte, Geister und Höllenhunde - klassische Mythologie mit Humor und Spannung neu erzählt. Bücher - das ist das Einzige, was Jack Perdu wirklich interessiert. Doch als er von einem Auto angefahren wird, nimmt sein Leben eine dramatische Wendung. Zwar bleibt er unverletzt. Trotzdem schickt sein Vater ihn zu einem geheimnisvollen Arzt nach New York - die Stadt, in der Jack nicht mehr war, seit seine Mutter dort acht Jahre zuvor starb. Im Bahnhof lernt er das Mädchen Euri kennen. Sie zeigt ihm unterirdische Geheimgänge und verlassene U-Bahn-Schächte. Er ist mitten in der Geisterwelt New Yorks gelandet!Mit ihrem meisterhaft erzählten Erstlingswerk verwebt Katherine Marsh Elemente der klassischen Mythologie zu einem poetischen Abenteuer voller Magie, Witz und atemberaubender Spannung.

Die Zeit der Wunder

Author: Anne-Laure Bondoux

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920912

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 591

"An dem Tag, als die Zollbeamten mich hinten im Lastwagen fanden, war ich zwölf Jahre alt. Ich roch so schlecht wie Abdelmaliks Müllhäuschen. Obwohl Monsieur Ha sich alle Mühe gegeben hatte, den offiziellen Stempel auf dem Foto in meinem Pass wiederherzustellen, glaubten die Zollbeamten nicht, dass ich ein echter kleiner Franzose war. Ich hätte ihnen gerne alles erklärt, aber dafür war mein Französisch zu schlecht. Also zogen sie mich am Kragen meines Pullovers aus dem Lastwagen und nahmen mich mit. So endete meine Kindheit: plötzlich und unerwartet, an der Autobahn A4, als mir klar wurde, dass ich allein im Land der Menschenrechte würde zurechtkommen müssen." Die Geschichte des Jungen Koumaïl, der aus den Kriegswirren des Kaukasus bis nach Frankreich flieht und nie den Mut und den Glauben an das Glück verliert. Und ein Buch darüber, wie weit Träume tragen.

German Boy

A Refugee's Story

Author: Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604731347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

View: 7597

What was the experience of war for a child in bombed and ravaged Germany? In this memoir, the voice of innocence is heard. "This is great stuff," exclaims Stephen E. Ambrose. "I love this book." In this gripping account, a boy and his mother are wrenched from their tranquil lives to forge a path through the storm of war and the rubble of its aftermath. In the past there has been a spectrum of books and films that share other German World War II experiences. However, told from the perspective of a ten-year-old, this book is rare. The boy and his mother must prevail over hunger and despair, or die. In the Third Reich, young Wolfgang Samuel and his family are content but alone. The father, a Luftwaffe officer, is away fighting the Allies in the West. In 1945 as Berlin and nearby communities crumble, young Wolfgang, his mother Hedy, and little sister Ingrid flee the advancing Russian army. They have no inkling of the chaos ahead. In Strasburg, a small town north of Berlin where they find refuge, Wolfgang begins to comprehend the evils the Nazi regime brought to Germany. As the Reich collapses, mother, son, and daughter flee again just ahead of the Russian charge. In the chaos of defeat they struggle to find food and shelter. Death stalks the primitive camps that are their temporary havens, and the child becomes the family provider. Under the crushing responsibility, Wolfgang becomes his mother's and sister's mainstay. When they return to Strasburg, the Communists in control are as brutal as the Nazis. In the violent atmosphere of arbitrary arrest, rape, hunger, and fear, the boy and his mother persist. Pursued by Communist police through a fierce blizzard, they escape to the West, but even in the English zone, the constant search for food, warmth, and shelter dominates their lives, and the mother's sacrifices become the boy's nightmares. Although this is a time of deepest despair, Wolfgang hangs on to the thinnest thread of hope. In June 1948 with the arrival of the Americans flying the Berlin Airlift, Wolfgang begins a new journey.

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