The happiest refugee

I borrowed this book from the library.  I had read a great deal in the media about this book a few years ago but only now have I got round to borrowing it.

the happiest refugee

Australia, at the moment is going through a period where petty politics is playing a large part when it comes to people seeking asylum here. I wont get into the debate but I will say that Australia is a huge country and surely there is enough room and resources for those seeking asylum.  

Anh Do is an Australian comedian and started off by doing shows on what it was like to be an immigrant in an immigrant family in Australia.

His book tells of his life as he grew up in Australia as a poor, Vietnamese refugee.  He also tells how his family escaped Vietnam in a boat and the difficulties that entailed.

This is a very easy book to read as it is really just a collection of incidents in his life and he manages to find the humour in the most trying circumstances.

It’s a good book, full of humour. It shows how refugees work hard to make the most of the opportunity they have been given by being in a new country that is safe for them.  Now why don’t the politicians realise this?

Common people common dreams

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(I realise it has the copyright mark on it but I have read the copyright on the website and the general public can use the cartoon image for free)

4 thoughts on “The happiest refugee

  1. I watched foreign correspondent last night about the refugees being rescued by the Italian Navy.
    How can this country ignore the problem and treat fellow humans with such indifference?
    It makes one feel ashamed.to be Australian,the way our government treats refugees,with little or no compassion. It promotes hatred and racism, and is unacceptable.

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