The Ink Bridge – Grant, Neil

<p>The Ink Bridge</p>

Title

The Ink Bridge

Author

Grant, Neil

Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Published Date

2012

Annotation

The story is told in three parts, the first two involve adolescent boys, Omed, a refugee from Afghanistan and Hector, an Australian boy who has lost his mother, his life now adrift. They meet in a candle factory where they work amidst intrigue. Neither is able to speak. The novel concludes with the two young men reunited, each having found inner peace through their life experiences. Major themes include the brutality of the Taliban, Australia’s detention system and refugee smuggling.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Detention centres, Refugees, Resilience, War

Audience

Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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