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Soraya the Storyteller : Takeaways S. - Rosanne Hawke

Soraya the Storyteller

Takeaways S.

Paperback Published: May 2004
ISBN: 9780734407092
Number Of Pages: 176
For Ages: 9 - 14 years old

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Soraya is a 11-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan living under the shadow of a temporary protection visa. Soraya and her family begin a new life in a South Australian town. She attends school for the first time, though she had been taught at home.

She studies hard so she'll be put in a higher class and be able to stay in Australia, and she begins to make friends, not just at school but with the 'possum man', who lives in her street. Soraya remembers how her older sister and brother died in Kabul, and how her favourite brother, Qamar, was taken by the Taliban to fight. Her father died in prison. She remembers some of the journey to Australia and the year in the detention centre.


Touching and inspirational story


On my son's reading list for Year 9 English. I read it too so I could discuss it with my son, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very touching and inspirational. It gives you a great insight into the experiences of asylum seekers; the tragedies they endure, the challenges they face, and their determination and resilience.

Melbourne, Australia


Soraya the Storyteller

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ISBN: 9780734407092
ISBN-10: 0734407092
Series: Takeaways S.
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 14 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: May 2004
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1