'The playful, obstinate and courageously humorous tone of Zephaniah's writing shines through ... hilarious and later heartbreaking' -- Alfred Hickling Guardian 20130315
'Fine and humane play... Sissay weaves in poetry, laughter... moments of awe The Times Although tragic, this play is funny. The writers provide barrow-loads of sharp lines and exchanges.' -- Ray Brown British Theatre Guide
'Lemn Sissay's script reflects [Alem's] fears but also has its moments of pure poetry ... it's also funny, not least in the cultural differences of teen-speak' -- Will Ramsey Stage 20130314
'Sweet, funny, highly inventive' -- Yorkshire Post
'Humour and innocence are both to the fore as is a sweetness of tone ... more street than poetic, and personal yet universal, Refugee Boy is well told by impassioned writer' -- Charles Hutchinson York Press 20130316
Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days together until one morning when Alem wakes up to find that his father has left him. Alem is left a letter in which his father admits that political problems in Ethiopia mean they have decided he will be safer in London. Alem is now on his own, in the hands of the social services and the Refugee Council. This story charts Alem's fate as he is moved from children's home to foster family, and in and out of court hearings.
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Description du livre Bloomsbury, 2008. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1408109107
Description du livre Bloomsbury. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111408109107