Migrants’ stories told in new books
English may not be their first language but the messages are similar.
Two women from Burma, two from Iraq and one from Malta have together produced three books, telling stories of personal journeys that brought them to New Zealand.
The project’s co-ordinator Cecilia Johnson from the Porirua Language Project hoped people would find the stories interesting and they would add to the rich cultures that already exist in this country.
She hoped it would inspire readers to write down their own stories.
The books took about a year to complete and were made with the help of a Porirua City Council creative communities grant, Johnson said.
‘‘At times the stories will make you laugh and at times will break your heart.’’