Anh Do’s story is a timely reminder of the plight of refugee in our country. Discuss the Happiest Refugee in the light of Do’s universal message about the suffering of human beings during times of war and the struggle to make a better life in a foreign country.
The Happiest Refugee is a memoir written by Anh Do which was first published on the 1st of August in 2010. It is regarded as one of the most influential and well-received novels in the world of literature for its great insight on the life of refugees. The book provides a universal message to its readers about the suffering of human beings during wars and their struggle to make a better life in a foreign country. The Happiest Refugee is about Anh Do and his family’s journey from Vietnam to Australia during the Vietnam War in 1962; which was the longest war the Australia had been involved in. Due to the war Anh’s family and friends were forced to leave their country and come to Australia in search for a better life. Refugees often have to risk their lives on dangerously crude and overcrowded boats to escape life threatening circumstances, poverty and war in their nation. The Happiest Refugee provides reader with a n insight to a refugee’s life and demonstrates the circumstances and situation they they have to endure in order to start a new life. The Happiest Refugee is a memoir written by Anh Do in August 2010. It’s a story about the Anh and his family being forced to flee from Vietnam and come to Australia in search for a better life. Anh’s family and friends were forced to sell all their belonging and spend all their savings just to buy a nine by two meter boat in which they could escape in. During the war not only was it expensive to buy a boat it was also considered to be illegal dangerous due to the threats of the local police and army. As described by Anh in The Happiest Refugee.”Getting your hands on a boat was an extremely risky business. They were only available on the black market and anyone...
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