Escape from Manus by Jaivet Ealom

Escape from Manus by Jaivet Ealom

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The awe-inspiring story of the only person to successfully escape from Australia’s notorious offshore detention centre on Manus Island.

In 2013 Jaivet Ealom fled Myanmar’s brutal regime and boarded a boat of asylum seekers bound for Australia. Instead of receiving refuge, he was transported to Australia’s infamous Manus Regional Processing Centre.

Blistering hot days on the island turned into weeks, then years until, finally, facing either jail in Papua New Guinea or being returned to almost certain death in Myanmar, he took matters into his own hands. Drawing inspiration from the hit show Prison Break, Jaivet meticulously planned his escape. He made it out alive but was stateless, with no ID or passport. While the nightmare of Manus was behind him, his true escape to freedom had only just begun.

How Jaivet made it to sanctuary in Canada in a six-month-long odyssey by foot, boat, car and plane is miraculous. His story will astonish, anger and inspire you. It will make you reassess what it means to give refuge and redefine what can be achieved by one man determined to beat the odds.
Article Number:
167852
Author:
Jaivet Ealom
Brand Name:
Penguin Books
Genre:
Biography
ISBN:
9781761040214
Number of Pages:
352
Product Contains:
TPB
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.41 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
02.07.2021
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Release Date:
Fri Jul 02 00:00:00 AEST 2021
Product details
The awe-inspiring story of the only person to successfully escape from Australia’s notorious offshore detention centre on Manus Island.

In 2013 Jaivet Ealom fled Myanmar’s brutal regime and boarded a boat of asylum seekers bound for Australia. Instead of receiving refuge, he was transported to Australia’s infamous Manus Regional Processing Centre.

Blistering hot days on the island turned into weeks, then years until, finally, facing either jail in Papua New Guinea or being returned to almost certain death in Myanmar, he took matters into his own hands. Drawing inspiration from the hit show Prison Break, Jaivet meticulously planned his escape. He made it out alive but was stateless, with no ID or passport. While the nightmare of Manus was behind him, his true escape to freedom had only just begun.

How Jaivet made it to sanctuary in Canada in a six-month-long odyssey by foot, boat, car and plane is miraculous. His story will astonish, anger and inspire you. It will make you reassess what it means to give refuge and redefine what can be achieved by one man determined to beat the odds.
Specification
Article Number:
167852
Author:
Jaivet Ealom
Brand Name:
Penguin Books
Genre:
Biography
ISBN:
9781761040214
Number of Pages:
352
Product Contains:
TPB
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.41 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
02.07.2021
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Release Date:
Fri Jul 02 00:00:00 AEST 2021