Date(s) - 15/02/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Becher House, Asylum Seeker Centre
Join Clare Atkins for the launch of her second YA novel, Between Us. To be launched by Melina Marchetta!
From the award-winning author of Nona & Me comes a stunning new novel about two teenagers separated by cultural differences, their parents’ expectations and twenty kilometres of barbed-wire fence.
Clare Atkins’ Between Us takes us into the life of a young woman whose family is held in detention. Between Us is based on Clare Atkins own experiences of visiting asylum seekers in detention and examines Australia’s treatment of those seeking ‘refuge’ – and thus the important work that organisations such as Asylum Seeker Centre do in easing the devastating effects of waiting for asylum claims to be processed and then helping people upon their being released into the community.
Ticket price includes a signed copy of the book and a contribution to the Asylum Seeker Centre.