Dignity in a Teacup

True stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island

Christine Cummins

Dignity in a Teacup' chronicles the five years Christine Cummins spent working as a torture and trauma counsellor with asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island, Australia's remote Indian Ocean outpost. It provides a first-hand account of Australian immigration detention during a period of dramatic change and controversy.
Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984408
Pages : 242
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Dignity in a Teacup chronicles the five years Christine Cummins spent working as a torture and trauma counselor with asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island, Australia’s remote Indian Ocean outpost. It provides a firsthand account of Australian immigration detention during a period of dramatic change and controversy.

With exclusive access to the stories shared by hundreds of asylum seekers, Christine describes the reasons people were forced to flee their homelands. These true stories are compelling and reveal the lives of ordinary people seeking a safe new life. It’s an inspiring, intimate memoir about resilience and the tenacity of love. This book fills the gap in our understanding of people pursuing protection in a conflict-ridden world.

About The Author
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Christine Cummins spent five years on Christmas Island as a Torture & Trauma counsellor working with asylum seekers detained in the immigration detention centre. She witnessed the arrival of thousands of men, women and children by boat and provided counselling and support to hundreds. Christine is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with a Masters in Mental Health; she is currently working as a Psychiatric Nurse Consultant.

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