Under The Same Sky

Author: Shamsalipoor, M; Jafari, M; James Knight

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  • : $8.00(AUD)
  • : 9780733637827
  • : Hachette Australia
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  • : March 2017
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  • : Shamsalipoor, M; Jafari, M; James Knight
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At seventeen, all Mojgan Shamsalipoor wanted was to be safe from physical and sexual abuse, go to school, and to eventually marry for love. In Iran, she was denied all of this. Milad Jafari was a shy teenage boy who found his voice as a musician. But the rap music he loved was illegal in his country. All Milad's father, a key maker, builder and shopkeeper, wanted was for his family to live free from the fear of arrest, imprisonment or execution. To do that they all had to flee Iran. Mojgan and Milad met in Australia. But in the months between their separate sea voyages, the Australian government changed the way asylum seekers were treated. Though Milad is recognised as a refugee and will become a proud Australian citizen soon, Mojgan has been told she cannot stay here even though the threat of imprisonment and further abuse, or worse, means she can't return to Iran. UNDER THE SAME SKY is a powerful insight into the human face of asylum seekers and the way history has shaped the lives of these two young people. For Mojgan and Milad, their love and the compassion alive in our suburbs helps keep their hope to build a free life in Australia alive.