Globe and Mail bestseller, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorismWhen a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lankas bloody civil war reaches Vancouvers shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the boat people are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks-and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canadas national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his sons chance for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan
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stand the problems of the 'boat people* should take into account the effects of the legacy of war on Vietnamese society. When the war ended in 1975, Vietnam ... 19 Feb 2019 ... The issue of boat people, unauthorised asylum seekers, irregular maritime arrivals, refugees – the politics is so contested that it is difficult to find ...
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