[ PRE-ORDER ] Dawn of a New Sky - Unsung Stories from Refugees in Malaysia
What is Dawn of a New Sky?
How does one become a refugee? Dawn of a new sky is an anthology of 16 short stories published by Malaysian writers in 2016. Each story is a first-person narrative told by a refugee in Malaysia, documenting treacherous journeys from violent homelands to new beginnings. From Afghanistan, Somalia and Burma, kids and teenagers in this book found themselves grappling with violence and oppression that forced them to flee their homelands in search of refuge.
Dawn of a New Sky is an easy text in form, but not in content. With custom illustrations by graphic designers from Taylor’s University, the book is accessible to children and young adults. Yet, the stories touch on questions on human rights, freedom and identity, calling for empathy from readers of all age, to better understand the plight of refugees.
"To learn about the plight of refugees is not just a humane thing to do," says Jeanette Chan, co-founder and head teacher of Pandawas Academy for Afghan and Iranian refugees.
We’re left with 150 copies, so pre-order now to guarantee a copy of the book!
For every purchase,
S$5 will go to Stories From to publish their subsequent books
S$5 will go back to the refugee learning centres as capacity building funds
S$2 will go to Advocates for Refugees - Singapore to fund the international programmes
You may pick up your copy on 11th March, Sunday, 1pm-5pm, at The Red Box during the Book Launch event!
How else can I help?
If what we've said strikes a chord with you and you'd like to help out beyond just purchasing the book, here are some ways you can do so:
• If you're a stockist, distributor or bookstore owner who's interested in stocking Dawn of a New Sky, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
• If you're an educator, programme director or would like to make mass purchases for your school, company or organisation, let us know at email@example.com
• If you’re interested in doing your part for refugee communities, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Know someone who'd love Dawn of a New Sky? Spread the word by sharing our event page on social media and telling all your friends!