- Title: I am an African – Stories of Young Refugees in South Africa
- Author/s: Joanne Block & Sue Heese
- Publisher: New Africa Education
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2006
- ISBN: 9781869285173
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 72 pp
In this title young refugees and asylum seekers tell their stories. In their own words, they recall their experiences of fleeing from war, and describe how they have managed to adapt to life in a new country. They also show that these young people are not much different from young South Africans – they too like music, sport and having fun. They too value their friends and family, and have hopes and dreams for their futures. Their stories serve as a challenge to young South African readers to accept foreigners for who they are, and what they have to offer. An effective resource that can be used by and with groups of adolescents and young people, this title includes activity ideas to assist facilitators in presenting the material. The stories can also be read and enjoyed as thought-provoking and moving biographical accounts.