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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

By Zana Fraillon
Adapted by S Shakthidharan
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839040818, 136 pages, March 2022


Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he's ever known. Now his imagination is pushing at the limits of his world.

One day, Jimmie appears on the other side of the fence, bringing a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's mysterious and moving history. Together, Subhi and Jimmie must find a way to freedom, and they must be braver than they've ever been before...


"Powerful... such stories are as necessary as ever."

- Guardian

"Powerful and moving... the writing soul-shakingly communicates the truthfulness of the characters' experiences."

- Observer

"A timely reminder of our unseeing cruelty towards those forced out of their homes by war, genocide, or other atrocities."

- British Theatre Guide