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Teenage Refugees from Somalia Speak Out Hardcover – Jan 1 1997

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group (Jan. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823924440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823924448
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 327 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,038,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Recommended Reading on Refugees April 20 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is informative, and educational. It is geared to young adults to give them an idea of the concerns of teenagers who are refugees. The stories are not propaganda, they are directly from the experiences of teeneagers. I say this with full confidence, as I work at a refugee agency, and know that the stories have not exagerated or misrepresented the typical experience of Somalian refugees. I definitely recommend this book.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
response to other reviewers June 21 2005
By pereubu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The School Library Journal review depicts everything in Somalia as completely controlled by superpowers which is absurd -- the Soviet Union had broken up before the conflict in the 90's occured and controlling events in Somalia was not very important to Washington in the 90s either. The corrupt land hungry warlords are responsible and to say otherwise gives them excuses for their destructive nihilistic selfish behavior.

A "Reader" demonstrates a common attitude of Somalis towards those who get refugee status - e.g., the Bantus who left Somali are lying about their experiences just in order to get refugee status to enter the U.S., etc. This is absurd if one considers that if everything was so great in Somalia why would they have left and decided to live in dangerous, impoverished refugee camps in Kenya?
5 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Characters are heavily influenced by the civil war June 16 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It is good to write a book but this one did not worth publishing. Most of the stories are based on fabricated lies designed to dodge the immigration interviews in order to be eligible for refugee status. Otherwise, it can be a good reading about a people from a conflict-ridden Somalia.