The Other Side of the Ocean

by Beverley Bell


Formats

Softcover
$14.99
Hardcover
$28.99
Softcover
$14.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781984506795
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781984506818

About the Book

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, the boy Saah Kamandu is enjoying a secure and loving childhood in the care of his family. His days are filled with school, soccer, friends and family. His main concern is to succeed at school. This changes dramatically when rebel soldiers invade his home and take him captive, along with his brother in law. He faces a horrifying reality of death and destruction beyond anything he ever imagined. He believes the rest of his family is dead. The pair eventually escape the country, being forced to live as outcasts until they are accepted into a refugee camp. From there Saah migrates to Australia where he finds safety of a sort. He risks losing a sense of his own identity as he struggles to come to terms with his new world.


About the Author

Beverley spent many years working as a counsellor and social worker before her recent retirement. She has always enjoyed writing, embarking on this her first novel with a sense of excitement and challenge. She loves a challenge. This book was inspired by stories told to her by refugees she has met during the course of her career and who have left a lasting impression of courage and resilience. Home for Beverley is the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia where she lives with her brother, three dogs, two cats and an assortment of chickens. She is an active member of her local church and enjoys reading, competing with her dogs and long walks on the beach, accompanied of course, by her beloved dogs.