09 Jul '18, 9pm

New books about refugees:

New books about refugees:

Doubleday/ Paperback/ 338 pages/ $29.43/ Books Kinokuniya When a rusty cargo ship arrives in Vancouver, the 500 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers aboard are thrown into prison as the authorities debate whether it is safe to let them into the country. Young father Mahindan will do anything to keep his son Sellian safe. But despite the best efforts of his lawyer Priya, a second-generation Sri Lankan-Canadian, he may be parted from his child. Grace, the adjudicator deciding Mahindan's fate, grapples with her own identity as the descendant of Japanese immigrants. FICTION THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS By Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar Weidenfeld & Nicolson/ Paperback/ 360 pages/ $29.95/ Books Kinokuniya Nour, a young Syrian-American girl, loses her home in Homs in a bombing and must make her way with her map-maker mother and sisters to safety in Ceuta, Morocco, in this novel by Jennifer Zeynab ...

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