by Alan Sunderland (Author)

Book Cover for Refugee

   Book 20   
Pages: 224
Refugee: The Diary of Ali Ismail, Woomera, 2001-2002

I heard the voice of my father, arguing with the Taliban. I couldn't make out what he was saying, but I could tell he was angry, and then I could tell they were all angry. My uncle has told me that the Taliban pass through all the villages in our valley, and they take boys like me to fight with them. Ali Ismail is a refugee. After the Taliban kill his father, Ali flees Afghanistan, arriving in Australia on a ramshackle boat. He is looking for freedom, but instead he is taken to a detention centre in the South Australian outback. Imprisoned behind the razor wire, Ali waits to discover whether he will be sent back to Afghanistan, or given the chance to start a new life in Australia.

My Australian Story Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: My Australian Story
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 34
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Tags: adventure  historical  culture  realistic fiction 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   A Banner Bold  (2000)
2.   Secrets and Sisterhood (A Tale of Two Families)  (2000)
3.   Plagues and Federation  (2000)
4.   Surviving Sydney Cove  (2000)
5.   The Deadly Flu (A Different Sort of Real)  (2001)
6.   The Rum Rebellion  (2001)
7.   The Yankee Whaler  (2001)
8.   Who Am I?  (2001)
9.   Voyage to Botany Bay (On Board the Boussole)  (2002)
10.   The Bombing of Darwin  (2002)
11.   Fords and Flying Machines  (2003)
12.   Snowy  (2003)
13.   Riding with Thunderbolt  (2004)
14.   Our Don Bradman  (2004)
15.   A Marathon of Her Own  (2004)
16.   Our Enemy, My Friend  (2005)
17.   New Gold Mountain  (2005)
18.   Outback  (2005)
19.   Cyclone Tracy  (2006)
20.   Refugee  (2006)
21.   The Melting Pot  (2007)
22.   Archer's Melbourne Cup  (2007)
23.   Snatched by Pirates (Claw of the Dragon)  (2008)
24.   Atomic Testing  (2009)
25.   The Hunt for Ned Kelly  (2010)
26.   The Phar Lap Mystery  (2010)
27.   My Father's War  (2011)
28.   Sydney Harbour Bridge  (2012)
29.   Heroes of Tobruk  (2012)
30.   Escape from Cockatoo Island  (2013)
31.   Gallipoli  (2013)
32.   Fremantle Prison Break  (2013)
33.   Kokoda  (2014)
34.   Convict Girl  (2014)