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Title: After the Tampa
Authors: Nazari, Abbas
Genre: Non Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 363
Year: 2021
Language: English
Description: When the Nazari family left Taliban-dominated Afghanistan seeking a better life in 2001, it would have been impossible to foresee the dangerous journey that would eventuate, culminating in rescue from the Norwegian freighter, the Tampa and resettlement in Christchurch. Life in the Garden City would also be eventful over time, not only with the challenges faced by all refugees but the earthquakes and mosque shootings as well.

Combining an ongoing examination of Afghanistan and the global system of refugee management with the inspiring story of a resilient family, this is a remarkable memoir notable for its hope, determination and achievement. [Larger font]


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"An 'easy read' and a page turner - especially through the chapters on their experience at sea."

"A unique and important book for all, but especially New Zealand."

"This memoir is educating, uplifting and inspirational."

"The author's scholastic ability, work ethic and determination has resulted in his hugely successful achievements."

"I think most readers will find this book inspirational."

"It's not pleasant to read of the Taliban atrocities not of the conditions on the boat, but it is important that these be included as part of the whole story."

"Highly recommended. It's a real feel-good story."

Categories: Non-fiction NZ, Biography, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Human Rights, Political, Social commentary/perspectives, Afghanistan, 2023 Titles, Larger font

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