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Note: Selected and edited by Meaghan Amor and Janet Austin. All letters in the collection are published anonymously to prevent the identification of the writers.
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres
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'From Nothing to Zero presents edited extracts from letters written by asylum seekers held in Australia's detention centers. These letters provide a rare glimpse into the world of refugees who have fled war and persecution in their own countries. Several of the contributing detainees have been held for more than three years, often with no end to their incarceration in sight.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Exhibitions

7957847

Notes

  • All profits from the sale of this book were donated by Lonely Planet to the Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Footscray, Victoria.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lonely Planet , 2003 .
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      Extent: xiv, 193p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Preface by Julian Burnside and introduction by Simon Westcott.
      ISBN: 1740596684

Works about this Work

Of Murmels and Snigs : Detention-Centre Narratives in Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults Debra Dudek , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 185 2006; (p. 38-42)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence ; Walk in My Shoes Alwyn Evans , 2004 single work novel ; Dark Dreams : Australian Refugee Stories 2004 anthology autobiography biography essay poetry ; Alyzon Whitestarr Isobelle Carmody , 2005 single work novel ; No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years 2005 anthology biography short story autobiography essay ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Soraya the Storyteller Rosanne Hawke , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Ali the Bold Heart Jane Jolly , 2006 single work picture book ; Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence ; Refugees David Miller , 2003 single work picture book ; The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep) Martine Murray , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Dancing the Boom-Cha-Cha Boogie Narelle Oliver , 2005 single work picture book ; Dreaming Australia Steve Tolbert , 2004 single work novel
Asylum-Seeking and Perilous Journeys Merrill Findlay , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 175 2004; (p. 104-107)

— Review of Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Tyrant's Novel Thomas Keneally , 2003 single work novel ; From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence
Anguished Cries of the Dispossessed Ralph Elliott , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 August 2003; (p. 4a)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence
Miscellany Tony Maniaty , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 May-1 June 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence ; Sailing Alone Around the World Joshua Slocum , 1899 single work autobiography
Stories of the Horror Inside Arnold Zable , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2003; (p. 5)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence
Stories of the Horror Inside Arnold Zable , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2003; (p. 5)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence
Miscellany Tony Maniaty , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 May-1 June 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence ; Sailing Alone Around the World Joshua Slocum , 1899 single work autobiography
Anguished Cries of the Dispossessed Ralph Elliott , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 August 2003; (p. 4a)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence
Asylum-Seeking and Perilous Journeys Merrill Findlay , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 175 2004; (p. 104-107)

— Review of Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Tyrant's Novel Thomas Keneally , 2003 single work novel ; From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence
Of Murmels and Snigs : Detention-Centre Narratives in Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults Debra Dudek , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 185 2006; (p. 38-42)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence ; Walk in My Shoes Alwyn Evans , 2004 single work novel ; Dark Dreams : Australian Refugee Stories 2004 anthology autobiography biography essay poetry ; Alyzon Whitestarr Isobelle Carmody , 2005 single work novel ; No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years 2005 anthology biography short story autobiography essay ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Soraya the Storyteller Rosanne Hawke , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Ali the Bold Heart Jane Jolly , 2006 single work picture book ; Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence ; Refugees David Miller , 2003 single work picture book ; The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep) Martine Murray , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Dancing the Boom-Cha-Cha Boogie Narelle Oliver , 2005 single work picture book ; Dreaming Australia Steve Tolbert , 2004 single work novel
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