‘Voices of young people is a moving account of young Africans’ resettlement experience in Australia. Well researched, analysed and written, it is an inspiring tale of human struggle, resilience and achievement. It reminds us all of our common humanity and mutual obligation towards each other, where the well-off and strong have a responsibility to assist the vulnerable and needy.’ – Cardinal Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel CM, Chancellor, Ethiopian Catholic University, Addis Ababa
‘Highly topical and relevant also in the European context, Voices of Young People is a powerful and insightful portrayal of human resettlement. It illustrates the achievements and great potential of young migrants to make significant contributions in their newly adopted country. By implication, it also advocates for more positive and inclusive attitudes in the community towards new arrivals.’ – Gabriele Stark-Angermeier, Deputy Director, Caritasverband der Erzdiözese München und Freising e.V., München.
‘By letting young African migrants speak for themselves, this book illuminates the complex interplay between individual behaviour and the supportive family, societal and organisational structures a migrant needs in order to achieve and flourish in Western society.’ – Professor Getnet Tadele, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa
‘These powerful stories of young Africans’ lived experiences in Melbourne examine the phases of migration that led to the improvement of their lives and ultimately their impressive achievements. Inspiring and realistic, this study affirms the importance of early provisions of support and the necessity of well-targeted, on-going resettlement assistance at all institutional levels, to aid both host families and young people themselves.’ – Smaragda Piskopos, Student Welfare Coordinator, English Language School Braybrook, Melbourne