World Refugee Day Book Reading

To rec ognise World Refugee Day, 20th June 2014, UNHCR Ireland in partnership with libraries and bookshops around the country are running a book-reading campaign until 28th June. Ardkeen Library will also host an exhibition about refugees and their journeys and, this Friday at 11am, there will be a talk about the journey of a refugee from their country of origin to Ireland.

The book-reading campaign highlights books based on the experiences of refugees all around the world, be it in the form of fact, fiction, autobiography or photography, many of which are written by refugee authors. The initiative allows children and adults to explore the devastating impact of war on families by reading books that highlight refugee issues. Popular titles include ‘The Kite Runner’, which documents the boyhood friendship of two friends in Afghanistan and ‘The Go-Away Bird‘, a first-hand account of the Rwandan Genocide by a 12 year old refugee.

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