A Reason to Live is a collection of stories intended to allow us to walk in the foot steps of those who have come from refugee and asylum seekers backgrounds.
I know that not everyone agrees with me when it comes to refugee and asylum seeker policies…. I know that not everyone shares my ideas on multiculturalism…
I hope however that people can share with me this one belief:
“Everyone is worthy of a chance… Everyone should have the chance to tell their story.”
It is because of this that I write, and why I am fighting to make sure that every man, woman and child has a voice and has the opportunity to be heard.
I believe that refugees, asylum seekers and humanitarian entrants are in need of our support, our prayers, our compassion and friendship… they don’t need criticism and prejudice. I have never run from a war, been shot at, seen my children starve, my wife raped or been tortured. If this ever happened to me or my brothers I pray that we would handle it with the level of dignity that so many newly arrived Australians have done.
I urge you all to read A Reason to Live, and to open your hearts to those in need of solace.
Are you in Hobart? Books can be collected by contacting Josie Young directly, or can be mailed. Send Josie an email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Copies of A Reason to Live are also available for purchase from Computer + More, 19 Main Road, Moonah.
A Reason to Live is also available on Amazon (see links below) and we will shortly be having a launch in Hobart… stay tuned for further details!
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A Reason to Live is available in print form and as an E-book.