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Main Title: Dignity in a teacup : true stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island / Christine Cummins. Book Cover
Author: Cummins, Christine, author.
Imprint: North Melbourne, Vic : Arcadia, an imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019.
Collation: xiv, 225 pages : illustrations, map, paperback; 23 cm.
Subject: Cummins, Christine.
Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre.
Mental health
Autobiography.
Refugees
Internment camps
Christmas Island
ISBN: 9781925801569
Notes:
Chronicles the five years Christine Cummins spent working as a torture and trauma counsellor with asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island. It provides a firsthand account of Australian immigration detention, during a period of dramatic change and controversy. With exclusive access to the stories shared by hundreds of asylum seekers, Christine describes the reasons people were forced to flee their homelands. These true stories are compelling and reveal the lives of ordinary people seeking a safe new life. It's an inspiring, intimate memoir about resilience and the tenacity of love. This book fills the gap in our understanding of people pursuing protection in a conflict-ridden world.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.906 INT CUM Available