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Alternative title: No Man Is an Island
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016
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'In 2010, 24-year-old Sydneysider Adele Dumont volunteered to teach English to men in immigration detention on Christmas Island. She didn't expect to find the work so rewarding or the people she met so interesting. So when she was offered a job working at Curtin detention centre near Derby in Western Australia, she took it.

'Working at Curtin required a fly-in fly-out lifestyle. Adele lived in a donga in WA, her life full of bus trips to the detention centre; back home in Sydney, she was overwhelmed by the choices and privileges people had. What kept her returning to Curtin were her students: men from many lands who had sacrificed all they knew for a chance to live in Australia; men who were unfailingly polite to her in a situation that was barbarous. Men who were looking for an opportunity for a better life.

'NO MAN IS AN ISLAND is a unique personal story that takes a humanitarian stance on immigration detention. It makes the issue of immigration detention accessible to far more interested Australians than newspaper articles. It is a vividly told story full of characters and humanity. It is the story about immigration detention all Australians need to read.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Mama, for teaching me how to read / And for Papa, for showing me what to read.
  • Epigraph:

    No man is an island,

    Entire of itself,

    Every man is a piece of the continent,

    A part of the main.

    – John Donne, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, 1624

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 352p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 July 2016.
      ISBN: 9780733636370, 0733636373

Works about this Work

On the Borderline Miriam Cosic , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography ; Notes on an Exodus : An Essay by Richard Flanagan Richard Flanagan 2016 single work essay
Adele Dumont, No Man Is an Island DV , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 30 July 2016;

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography
Review : No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Amy Bennett-Simeon , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 51)

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography
Adele Dumont Finds the People among the Politics in No Man Is an Island Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography
'"Each time I enter my classroom, and the men assemble before me, I get an unmistakable feeling: that I belong here. If I were religious, maybe I would say that I had found my calling." During the period of increased arrivals that occurred under the Rudd-Gillard government, Adele Dumont took a job teaching English to asylum seekers being held in detention on Christmas Island and later at the Curtin detention centre in the West Australian desert. ...'
Adele Dumont, No Man Is an Island DV , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 30 July 2016;

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography
On the Borderline Miriam Cosic , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography ; Notes on an Exodus : An Essay by Richard Flanagan Richard Flanagan 2016 single work essay
Adele Dumont Finds the People among the Politics in No Man Is an Island Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography
'"Each time I enter my classroom, and the men assemble before me, I get an unmistakable feeling: that I belong here. If I were religious, maybe I would say that I had found my calling." During the period of increased arrivals that occurred under the Rudd-Gillard government, Adele Dumont took a job teaching English to asylum seekers being held in detention on Christmas Island and later at the Curtin detention centre in the West Australian desert. ...'
Review : No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Amy Bennett-Simeon , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 51)

— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography
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