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              Malini: Through My Eyes

              Malini: Through My Eyes (Paperback)

              By Hillman, Robert; Series edited by White, Lyn

              • RRP: $16.99
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              A moving story of one child's life in the conflict zone of Sri Lanka.

              ISBN 9781743312551
              Published AU 27 Aug 2014
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Through My Eyes
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              The Honey Thief
                

              The Honey Thief (Paperback)

              By Mazari, Najaf; Hillman, Robert

              • RRP: $24.99
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              From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif comes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, p...oisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan. The beekeeper said to the boy: "Abbas, I have a question for you. The question is this: can a bee catch a cold?" Abbas smiled. "Can a bee catch a cold? No. It is impossible, Sir." "It is not impossible. A bee can catch a cold." "How do you know?" "I have seen a bee sneezing." "No!" said Abbas. Then before he could stop himself, he said, "God will punish you for telling lies!" Ahmad Hussein laughed. He was teasing Abbas, but when a boy was as full of sorrow as this one, perhaps teasing could help. The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of men who converse with bees and bears; of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven. The sorrow of this extraordinary land is here too in the story of Abdul Kaliq, the king-killer, who ends his life on a scaffold in Kabul, and of Majid the Madman who turns to music for solace when his children die of plague. Other tales tell of an aged wolf who proves to a shepherd boy that he is the most intelligent creature on earth; of Proud Nadia, courted with a copy of Huckleberry Finn; and of the master poisoner Nightfall, who creates a cookbook of enchantments. Whether the tale is of wolves or wizards, The Honey Thief conveys in writing of surprising tenderness what it is like to grow up in a land of bloodshed and brotherhood, of miracles and catastrophes. "I have seen a bee sneezing," said Ahmad Hussein. "When I said, 'God bless you!' the bee said to me, 'You say, 'God bless you', Ahmad Hussein, and yet look where you have placed our house! You have placed it w
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              ISBN 9780980757040
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif
               

              The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif (Paperback)

              By Mazari, Najaf; Hillman, Robert

              • RRP: $24.99
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              This book traces an Afghan refugee's extraordinary journey-from his early life as a shepherd boy in the mountains of Northern Afghanistan to his forced exile after being captured and tortured by the Taliban, to incarceration in an Australian detention centre...and finally to free...dom. A poignant and powerful, often humorous, story of suffering, injustice and survival that explores the resilience of the human spirit. "An extraordinary account of an epic journey to freedom, told with great intelligence, humour, poetry and integrity. Even in his darkest hours of despair, Najaf clings to hope and his deep love of life and people." Arnold Zable - Writer and refugee advocate Najaf donates all royalties from the sale of this book to the Masawat Development Fund which he founded to raise funds to support health and education programs in Mazar-e-Sharif and surrounding villages. You can check it out at www.masawatdevelopmentfund.org.au Beautifully captured and penned by award-winning biographer Robert Hillman, this is a compelling story of an exceptional yet 'ordinary' man whose generous spirit, natural leadership and desire for peace transcends enormous danger and heartbreak. The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif follows the extraordinary journey of Najaf Mazari from the despair of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime to the flowering of a new life in Australia. Unaware of the fragility of innocence in a country torn by civil war, Najaf describes his childhood working as a shepherd, an apprentice welder and, finally, finding his calling as an apprentice rugmaker. "After a few months I was weaving simple quality rugs without assistance... but then came the more difficult tasks - learning to repair rugs, to stretch rugs, to match colours, make colours, create a design that does justice to fine yarns... It was during my initiation into the deeper mysteries of my craft that I began to understand how a world can exist within a single room. For when my concentration w
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              ISBN 9780980757057
              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man
               

              Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aden, Abdi; Hillman, Robert

              • RRP: $32.99
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              A remarkably warm-hearted, uplifting and inspiring story of one boy's survival against the odds. Abdi's world fell apart when he was only fifteen and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some sixty others,hea...ding to Kenya. On the way, death squads hunted them and they daily faced violence, danger and starvation. After almost four months, they arrived in at refugee camps in Kenya - of the group he'd set out with, only five had survived. All alone in the world and desperate to find his family, Abdi couldn't stay in Kenya, so he turned around and undertook the dangerous journey back to Mogadishu. But the search was fruitless, and eventually Abdi made his way - alone, with no money in his pockets - to Romania, then to Germany, completely dependent on the kindess of strangers. He was just seventeen years old when he arrived in Melbourne. He had no English, no family or friends, no money, no home. Yet, against the odds, he not only survived, he thrived. Abdi went on to complete secondary education and later university. He became a youth worker, was acknowledged with the 2007 Victorian Refugee Recognition Award and was featured in the SBS second series of Go Back to Where You Came From. Despite what he has gone through, Abdi is a most inspiring man, who is constantly thankful for his life and what he has. Everything he has endured and achieved is testament to his quiet strength and courage, his resilience and most of all, his warm-hearted, shining and enduring optimism. 'Powerful and uplifting' Bookseller + Publisher 'Aden's odyssey belongs to our time ... Here is a man who counts his blessings and has an inspiring story to tell.' Sydney Morning Herald
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              ISBN 9780732299842
              Published AU 25 May 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              My Life as a Traitor

              My Life as a Traitor (Paperback)

              By Ghahramani, Zarah; Hillman, Robert

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              Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981, and in 2001, her life changed suddenly when she was arrested and charged with' inciting crimes against the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran'. This tremendously powerful memoir of Zarah's life in Iran, reveals the human face of th...e modern Middle East.
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              ISBN 9781921215506
              Published AU 2 Jul 2007
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              The Vietnam War

              The Vietnam War (Hardback)

              By Hillman, Robert; Macintosh, Cameron

              This series looks at Australia's involvement in each of the three 20th century wars both on the battlefields and at home: World War 1, World War II and the Vietnam War. Each book examines the reasons for the war, why Australia was involved, where Australians fought, famous battle...s, women at war, the war effort at home and how the wars ended. 10+.
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              ISBN 9781442540408
              Published AU 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher Harcourt Education
              Interest Age Children
              Series Australia at War
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              Gurrumul

              Gurrumul (Hardback)

              By Hillman, Robert

              • RRP: $129.50
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              One of the most inspiring music stories of our generation. From concert halls to recording studios and into Aboriginal heartlands, this is the story of Australia's Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. this unique Indigenous man is one of the most inspiring music stories of our generation.... Part road trip, part biography, Robert Hillman's account of Gurrumul's life and music offers rare insights into the sources of his inspiration. the book includes interviews with family and friends, song lyrics and exclusive photographs. His story is one of a great talent revealed and of an astonishing musical gift that has left audiences all over the world spellbound. the book includes an exclusive CD of remixed songs from his bestselling albums 'Gurrumul' and 'Rrakala' featuring rare remixes of the songs 'Bapa' and 'Gurrumul History (I was Born Blind)' and 'Warwu'.
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              ISBN 9780733331169
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780733332647
              Published AU 23 Apr 2013
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Boy in the Green Suit

              The Boy in the Green Suit (Paperback)

              By Hillman, Robert

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              Here is an unusual and beautifully written Australian memoir destined to become a classic that captures the vulnerability and ardour of youth, and the fragility and strength of parental love. It is 1965. Robert Hillman, a mere 16 years old, is planning an extraordinary adventure.

              ISBN 9781921372513
              Published AU 24 Nov 2008
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

              The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hillman, Robert

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              Tom Hope doesn't think he's much of a farmer, but he's doing his best. He can't have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It's only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy ...finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom's heart breaks all over again. Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jew-and the most vivid person-Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy. But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a batttle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.
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              ISBN 9781925603439
              Published AU 2 Apr 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Blood on my Hands: a surgeon at war
               

              Blood on my Hands: a surgeon at war (Paperback)

              By Jurisevic, Craig; Hillman, Robert

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              Australian surgeon, Craig Jurisevic, gazes in horror at images on television at home in Adelaide, generated by the unfolding Serbian invasion of Kosovo in 1998. Jurisevic flies to the Balkans under the auspices of the International Medical Corps. He tells a story of terrible suff...ering, human savagery and extraordinary heroism.
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              ISBN 9780980757002
              Published AU 1 May 2010
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
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