Mahtab’s Story – Gleeson, Libby

<p>Mahtab’s Story</p>

Title

Mahtab’s Story

Author

Gleeson, Libby

Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Published Date

2008

Annotation

Mahtab flees Afghanistan with her family, initially by a gruelling truck ride then by boat, only to feel unwelcome upon arriving in Australia then waiting in an internment facility for processing. The author has based this story on experiences of refugee students from Iraq and Afghanistan in Australian secondary schools.

Key Concepts

Asylum seekers, Cross cultural relations, Family, Refugees

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

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