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Abbas Nazari

After the Tampa

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The heart-rending story of a child 'Tampa' refugee who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere. Abbas Nazari's parents were faced with a choice: stay and face persecution in their homeland from the Taliban, or seek security for their young children elsewhere. Ending up on a small fishing boat in the Indian Ocean, they were mercifully saved by a cargo ship, the Tampa. However, one of the largest maritime rescues in modern history quickly turned into an international stand-off, as Australia closed its doors. Abbas and his family were some of the lucky few to be resettled in New Zealand.
The heart-rending story of a child 'Tampa' refugee who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere.

Abbas Nazari's parents were faced with a choice: stay and face persecution in their homeland from the Taliban, or seek security for their young children elsewhere. Ending up on a small fishing boat in the Indian Ocean, they were mercifully saved by a cargo ship, the Tampa. However, one of the largest maritime rescues in modern history quickly turned into an international stand-off, as Australia closed its doors. Abbas and his family were some of the lucky few to be resettled in New Zealand. Twenty years after the Tampa affair, Abbas tells his amazing story, from living under Taliban rule, to spending a terrifying month at sea, to building a new life at the bottom of the world.

ISBN: 9781988547640
368 pages

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After the Tampa