Surrealistic Nightmare single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Surrealistic Nightmare
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Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because although it is not classified as a young adult novel, the work is about the experience of young girl and her family escaping Afghanistan to come to Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y There is No Place Like Home : Winning Essays and Stories 2004 Eva Sallis (editor), Heather Millar (editor), Fitzroy North : Australians Against Racism , 2004 Z1150055 2004 anthology autobiography column essay Winning essays and stories from the Australians Against Racism Young Writers Competition, 2004. Includes judges' comments and a list of winning and highly commended writers. Fitzroy North : Australians Against Racism , 2004 pg. 10-11
  • Appears in:
    y No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years Sonja Dechian (editor), Jenni Devereaux (editor), Heather Millar (editor), Eva Sallis (editor), Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2005 Z1247220 2005 anthology biography short story autobiography essay

    'These stories were collected through two nationwide writing competitions in 2002 and 2004 by Australians Against Racism Inc, a creative grassroots human rights and social justice organisation that was formed in 2001. Both competitions asked young people to use an interview or direct personal experience of displacement as their starting point, and then left them free to choose whether to write their story as fiction or essay. [...]

    'Following the competition in 2002, we edited the hugely successful anthology Dark Dreams: Australian Refugee Stories by Young Writers Aged 11-20 Years [...]. No Place Like Home is both the second anthology in what we hope will be a series, and unique. [...]

    'This volume includes stories of hatred and tolerance; rejection and love; acceptance and alienation; war, aftermath and resolution; fear and hope; great suffering and great heroism; small journeys and unimaginably huge journeys' (pp. 1 & 2).

    Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2005
    pg. 68-73


2004 third prize Australians Against Racism Young Writers Competition 16-20 years
2004 winner Australians Against Racism Young Writers Competition Special Award Best Story by a Female Writer Using English as a Second Language
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