December 3, 2020
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Genre/Categories:Historical Fiction, Refugee Crisis, Canada, Legal, Cultural Heritage, Sri Lanka, Family Life
This year as part of Blog Audit Challenge 2020 I’m going back to update older review posts. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads, and today I’m thrilled to share my review of the compelling The Boat People….a refugee crisis.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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Do Refugees Pose a Risk?
“This is the urgent question that faces Canadian officials when a rusty cargo ship carrying five hundred refugees from Sri Lanka appears on Vancouver’s shores. As the “boat people” are thrown into a detention center, rumors circulate that terrorists might be posing as refugees and could create a threat to Canada’s national security. This complex, compelling, and heartfelt story, loosely based on true events from 2010, is told fairly from three perspectives: Mahindan (a refugee), Priya (a lawyer and second generation Sri Lankan Canadian), and Grace (an adjudicator and third generation Japanese Canadian).”
Relevant, compelling, compassionate, and fair.
Continue here for my full review of the Boat People ….
Have you read The Boat People or is it on your TBR?
I remember how much I enjoyed this story, great review!
That photo that you’ve shared, made the book so much more real.
I haven’t read it yet, but it sure does spark my interest.
Lovely review! Have a good weekend!
Thanks! It’s a tragic event.
This sounds like a very emotional and realistic story.
It’s based on a true event so it’s sobering!
I havent read it but it’s a real concern in america today, sounds like a great read!
It’s certainly a relevant topic!
I feel like this would be a hard read
It was poignant for sure.
Wow, sounds powerful! I can see both sides of the story but I feel for those refugees!
It’s a tragic circumstance. 💔
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I really liked your review and the book. I think I’m gonna read it.
Thanks, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!