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The Pilgrilm Soul By Mira Pajes Merriman
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This memoir recounts the author’s white-knuckle escape at age seven through Poland and across Russia—the German war machine always two steps behind. Reunited in New York, she and her... More > parents settle in Manhattan but peace remains out of reach as domestic turmoil, eccentric refugee friends, Zionist summer camp and an environment of political and ideological uncertainties create a life fraught with new adversities. She and her friend plot a life of artistic escape and greatness. With her father she’s held tight in a chafing bond of love and rebellion. A failed marriage, artistic and existential despair, and disillusionment with post-World War II American society drive her to escape again, this time to paint in Spain. But peace remains out of reach there, too, despite a love affair, a conversion to Catholicism, and efforts at religious dedication. This chronicle of Jewish escape from Europe tracks the twists and turns of that displacement, and an immigrant generation’s struggle to build a new life in America.< Less
Searching For Home By Voyager Academy Students
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This collection of verse novels features short poems written by two Sophomore English classes at Voyager Academy High School. Each verse novel holds a new set of fictional poems that are based off of... More > historical refugee crises. The historical events include the Holocaust, Algerian War of Independence, Rwandan Genocide, Japanese Internment Camps, and many more. These worldwide crises left many innocent people on their own and without a home. Although the students have not experienced similar events in their lives, they completed extensive research in order to capture the struggle that refugees around the world face today.< Less
Mostly Behind The "8" Ball By Andrew Kepitis-Andrews
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This is a mostly heroic saga of the epic travels of a WWII Baltic refugee to a new life on a mostly old continent. Read of his childhood dodging bombs and Russian bullets, surviving the Dresden... More > bombing and ending up in a refugee camp in Germany — and years later, in a migrant camp at Greta in Australia. His later travels in Germany, England, South Africa and Communist China are both intriguing and captivating. Andrew's marriage made legal history in South Africa. In Australia, his business enterprises were inventive and his whole life story is a humorous and entertaining read. If a cocktail of tragi-comedy whets your reading appetite, you can't go past this one. And it's all TRUE!!< Less
Bearing witness By Ana Barahona
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A Spanish girl goes to Palestine as a "Human Rights Observer". She then joins Palestinian, Israeli and other foreign activists and visits several villages, cities and a refugee camp, while... More > writing a diary all along. "Definitely more than just a piece of witnessing". "Entirely moving, and with some sort of building tension. By the time the reader gets through Bi'lin and then to Hebron, it's impossible to not be moved."< Less
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Four Plays (1994) By Andrew Staniland
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"The Temple Of The Goddess" (1992) is a verse tragedy set in pre-classical Greece. A matriarchal bronze age state is invaded by a patriarchal iron age army. "The Playwright"... More > (1993) is a drama about resurgent nationalism in post-communist Eastern Europe. "Mornings In The Life Of A Theatre Critic" (1993) is a London theatre comedy. "The Valley Of Stones" (1994) is a tragedy of survival and defiance in a refugee camp. Revised edition.< Less
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Chronicles of Christmas Lawrence -Spring By Augustine Sherman
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A trilogy of Christmas Lawrence’s reflection into his past behaviors and negative practices that consequentially brought him from a thirteen room mansion into the most deplorable part of the... More > Liberian refugees’ camp. Betraying some editorial accuracy to emphasize his character’s grumpy retrospect, the author cleverly managed to depict Christmas’ unique prospective on life and relationships, while frequently exposing the base of man’s inimitable psychosis.< Less
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