Soraya the storyteller – Hawke, Rosanne

<p>Soraya the storyteller</p>

Title

Soraya the storyteller

Author

Hawke, Rosanne

Publisher

Lothian

Published Date

2004

Annotation

Soraya is a 12-year-old Afghan refugee who comes to Australia by boat with her family. There they are put in the Woomera detention centre with temporary protection visas that expire in three years. The experience of being displaced from one’s own culture due to the Taliban terrorism is sensitively revealed. The novel expresses the fear of not knowing the future.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Family, Immigrants, Refugees

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141, ACELA1528, ACELA1529, ACELT1619, ACELT1621, ACELT1622, ACELT1803, ACHASSK186, ACHASSK188, ACHASSK189, ACHASSK190, ACHASSK191, ACHASSK192, ACELA1540, ACELA1541, ACELT1626, ACELT1627, ACELT1628, ACELT1807, ACOKFH009, ACOKFH010, ACHGK049, ACHGK052, ACHGK054, ACHGK058