What happens when an Aussie seeks asylum in a Muslim home - in Australia?

Set in contemporary Australia the novella describes a day in the life of an Afghan family in suburban Melbourne forced to confront an unwelcome visitor. What follows is a poignant – and hilarious – intercultural encounter in multicultural Australia. More

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About Channa Wickremesekera

I was born in Sri Lanka and have been living in Australia since 1990. I have written five novels: 'Walls', 'Distant Warriors', 'In the Same Boat' and 'Asylum' and 'Tracks'. My fiction often deals with the experience of migrants. I am also a military historian, having obtained my PhD. in History from Monash University, Melbourne in 1998. I have written four monographs on South Asian military history, 'Best Black Troops in the World', 'Kandy at War', 'The Tamil Separatist War in Sri Lanka' and 'ATough Appreniceship: Sri Lanka's Military Aganst the Tamil Militants 1979 - 1987.'

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