Alien Shores: Tales of Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Australia and t he Indian Subcontinent
Author: Rundle Sharon & Bharat Meenakshi (ed)
'It is the writer's act of imagination which is the basis of all good fiction, the kind of fiction that opens new worlds to the reader. The power of literature to move people, allow us to see into one another's hearts, to foster compassion and understanding and inspire political action works in a way that almost nothing else does.' – Foreword, Rosie Scott
Alien Shores presents nineteen remarkable stories from acclaimed writers based in Australia and the Indian Subcontinent, which ruminate on the lives of refugees and asylum seekers all over the world. Powerful, poignant and sometimes funny, they tell the tales of brave people who, at great peril to their own safety, seek out a new life in a new land.
Deepa Agarwal, Jamil Ahmad, Ali Alizadeh, Meenakshi Bharat, Michelle Cahill, Susanne Gervay, Amitav Ghosh, Adbul Karim Hekmat, Linda Jaivin, Tabish Khair, Anu Kumar, Andrew Y M Kwong, Julia Mackay-Koelen, Sophie Masson, Joginder Paul, Sharon Rundle, Sujata Sankranti, Bijoya Sawian and Arnold Zable