Robin de Crespigny: The People Smuggler

Paul Morgan

 

The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali al Jenabi, the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia’
by Robin de Crespigny
Viking, $29.95 pb, 360 pp, 9780670076550

 

Do you remember them on the television news? Stumbling down gangplanks onto our shores, with flickering cubes of light instead of heads. Wearing strange clothes and eating stranger food. They harboured terror and disease. They were said to sacrifice their children. How did it come to this?

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Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan is a Melbourne-based novelist, writer, and editor. He is the author of The Pelagius Book (2005) and Turner’s Paintbox (2007); his short stories have appeared in many journals and collections; and for many years he ran the poetry imprint Domain Press. He is also Deputy Director of SANE Australia, the national mental health charity.