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    The University as a Place of Sanctuary: Advocating for Inclusionand Equality for Refugees and Migrants

    Murphy, Cliodhna (2020) The University as a Place of Sanctuary: Advocating for Inclusionand Equality for Refugees and Migrants. In: I am a man of peace: writings inspired by the Maynooth University Ken Saro-Wiwa Collection. Daraja Press, Montreal, pp. 123-127. ISBN 978-1-988832-70-8

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    For Kurdish novelist and journalist Behrouz Boochani, writing is an ‘act of resistance’. In 2013, he fled persecution in Irandue to cultural activities but on arriving to the Australian territory of Christmas Island, he was exiled to an offshore immigration detention on Manus Island, where he remained for six years under brutal conditions. The novel he wrote there, sent out to a journalist via WhatsApp messages, was awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes. Accepting the prize from Manus Island, Boochani described it as ‘a victory for humanity’; a recognition of his art even as the system sought to obliterate the individual identities of the Manus Island detainees. He was formally recognised as a refugee in New Zealand in 2020.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: refugee; asylum; asylum seeker; international protection; sanctuary; education; higher education; access; equality; inclusion; I am a man of peace;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 13821
    Depositing User: Helen Fallon
    Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 14:53
    Publisher: Daraja Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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