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The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do
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Jul 22, 2011

really liked it
Read in July, 2011

This is a rare book that actually lives up to the quotes on the back!

I laughed (until I cried!). I gasped out loud at surprises. I was moved by a tale of survival against the odds; and by the familiarity of an Aussie childhood. This book is easy to read. As Anh has become part of our lives via his television appearances, it feels like the story of someone you know.

When I started the book, I wondered if it would be 'political' in this era of boat people and refugees. It's not, not overtly, but you cannot help thinking about the role Australia can play in giving people a chance at a new life and the contribution they make in return.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

With thanks to Allen & Unwin (publishers) for offering this as a prize on Facebook.


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