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Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah
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Refugee Boy

by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Zephaniah’s timely, eye-opening and brilliant new novel concerns the struggles, tragedy and resilient optimism of one young boy forced to seek refuge in the UK. Age 11+, 293pp Paperback

Price: £5.99
  UWC_PYP | Jun 3, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0747550867, Paperback)

Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days togther until one morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they are staying at to find the unthinkable. His father has left him. It is only when the owner of the bed and breakfast hands him a letter that Alem is given an explanation. Alem's father admits that because of the political problems in Ethiopia both he and Alem's mother felt Alem would be safer in London - even though it is breaking their hearts to do this. Alem is now on his own, in the hands of the social services and the Refugee Council. He lives from letter to letter, waiting to hear from his father, and in particular about his mother, who has now gone missing...A powerful, gripping new novel from the popular Benjamin Zephaniah

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A victim of the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Alem finds himself alone in England, abandoned by his parents. This story charts his fate as he is moved from children's home to foster home, and in and out of court hearings.

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