The People Smuggler: The True Story Of Ali Al Jenabi, The 'Oskar Schindler Of Asia'

The People Smuggler The True Story Of Ali Al Jenabi The Oskar Schindler Of Asia After his father brother and he were incarcerated and tortured in Saddam s Abu Ghraib Ali al Jenabi escaped from Iraq first to work with the anti Saddam resistance in Iran and then to help his famil

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  • Title: The People Smuggler: The True Story Of Ali Al Jenabi, The 'Oskar Schindler Of Asia'
  • Author: Robin De Crespigny
  • ISBN: 9780670076550
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • After his father, brother and he were incarcerated and tortured in Saddam s Abu Ghraib, Ali al Jenabi escaped from Iraq first to work with the anti Saddam resistance in Iran and then to help his family out of the country all together When Saddam s forces advance towards their refugee camp, Ali helps his family flee into Iran before going on in an attempt to get to AustralAfter his father, brother and he were incarcerated and tortured in Saddam s Abu Ghraib, Ali al Jenabi escaped from Iraq first to work with the anti Saddam resistance in Iran and then to help his family out of the country all together When Saddam s forces advance towards their refugee camp, Ali helps his family flee into Iran before going on in an attempt to get to Australia a country they know nothing about but understand to be safe, free and compassionate When Ali reaches Indonesia he is betrayed by a people smuggler a common experience which prompts him to establish his own business that will treat fellow refugees fairly This is the engrossing story of how he survived his years without a passport or a state, how the people smuggling business functions, and how Ali was treated when he and his family finally arrived in Australia It will open a country s eyes to what refugees are fleeing from, and what makes them risk their lives and the lives of their families in seeking safety.

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    1. This book should be compulsory reading for all Australians, in order for the general public to understand the plight of people smugglers and asylum seekers. Robin De Crespigny has done a wonderful job in translating Ali's experiences into a story that is easy to read and genuinely moving. Ali is a rare character in any type of fiction or non-fiction: selfless and moral. His story is profoundly touching, and will have you on the edge of your seat. Be aware that the contents are graphic and relent [...]

    2. I bought this book after hearing the author speak. I was in tears listening to Robin de Crespigny tell Ali's story, and I didn't want to read the book because it was such a gut-wrenching tale. It shouldn't be a true story for anyone, and yet it is for so many. And I'm glad I know about it now. It has changed how I view asylum seekers and people smugglers. I learned that 98% of refugees come by plane and are housed in the community while being processed. The 2% who can't afford better fake passpo [...]

    3. I'm not going to rate this book, because I don't want to undermine the epic that is Ali Al Jenabi's story with stars that dictate whether or not I "liked" it.This book was amazing. The tale was incredible. But, I didn't like it. The fact that all the hell Ali and his family was 100% true outraged me and shook my morals to the core. I wanted to lapse into the comfort that it was fictional and that these were just narrative devices to keep the plot exciting and the reader in suspense: but no. And [...]

    4. As many people have stated in other reviews, I too believe this book should be compulsory reading for all Australians, in order for the general public to understand the plight of people smugglers and asylum seekers. Ali's experiences are described wonderfully through Robin De Crespigny's words. He doesn't romantisize or exaggerate to "sell" Ali's story, it is just put together simply making it easy reading yet equally moving. a story that is easy to read and genuinely moving. The story is touchi [...]

    5. I loved this book. It moved me to anger, passion, tears and frustration. I never really understood what happened under Saddam Husseins reign when America first invaded in the 90's but this book helped me to understand what he did to the people, the role America played during the first and second invasions. It also gave me a different perspective on the life of Asylum Seekers and people smugglers. This man is a hero and has endured a fascinating yet heart wrenching life. I am glad he now lives in [...]

    6. A heartbreaking insight into the life of a man who was robbed of his childhood and forced to endure horrors no person should endure, and who spent the most part of his life just trying to find a safe home for him and his family.This book has taken me just over a month to finish, and apart from laziness, it was also with the heavy feeling that comes with learning the horrors a person has gone through (and millions go through daily) and how we as humans allow things like this to happen over and ov [...]

    7. A tour de force I was just walking through West End in Brisbane down Boundary St a few weeks ago when I saw a poster on the traffic light at the Boundary / Vulture St intersection about this book, which was the first time I heard about it. Then I walked a bit further and there was a bookshop with a sign set up promoting the book, and an audience and the author answering questions about the book. I was going to go to a dance class but it seemed all too interesting. An Iraqi guy said he spent man [...]

    8. Reading this book, I felt compelled to write my first review. A more one-sided, self-serving account would be difficult to find. Part 1 was a gripping account of the hardships he and his family endured in Iraq under Saddam. But as the book went on, my dislike of Ali and distrust of his account grew exponentially. His portrayal of himself as a faultless "hero" is questionable at best and the blame he attributes to the Australian Government and Federal Police for his plight is off the mark. The bo [...]

    9. One of the most amazing stories ever read and ever written. Ali Al Jenabi is truly the Oskar Shindler of our time. The things he's been through and has seen just astounds me, and the fact that he still kept going and was still thinking about his family's safety throughout the terrifying ordeals faced in his life. I can not get over the fact that he still remains in jail and isn't a free man in Australia. He has done nothing wrong in my eyes.An amazing man, he deserves to be free and live a norma [...]

    10. I loved this book, Robin de Crespigny shows us that Ali al Jenabi is not just a people smuggler , but how he spent so much of his life trying to improve the lot of his family. She tells his story with such compassion , the story of his whole family, and how Saddams regime brought such devastation to their lives. He never stops trying to bring his family to safety, and had so many setbacks along the way, to just get back up again. I wish him well.

    11. This should be mandatory reading for all Australians. As a country, we desperately need to reform our refugee policy in a way that recognizes refugees for what they really are - people. People who's actions are compelled by the same motives that drive us all, the happiness, health, and safety of ourselves and those we love.

    12. Really interesting story and a good (but not brilliant) read. Definitely paints a horrifying picture of the plight of the world’s refugees, and calls into question how we can apply such a broad brush response to boat people.

    13. It was a good book. Written by De Crespigny but from Al Jenabi's perspective. The book tells the story of his life. The perils, the ups the downs, the good and bad and the struggle to give his family a brighter future away from the dictatorship of Saddam. It is sad and there were moments where I was very close to tears. Towards the end of the book I felt a great deal of anger towards the Australian Government and their overwhelming desire to stick to their version of the truth. No matter what ve [...]

    14. This is an amazing book that not only because it was such a unique story of a life so different to my own but a book written in such away that, for the first third, you almost get detached from the the horrors depicted in the book. I found it to beautifully written book for maybe the first third of the book, especially in regards to how flashbacks of Ali Al Jenabi's happy childhood and family prior to Saddam Hussain's dictatorship were intertwined with the torture chambers.The People Smuggler bo [...]

    15. I bought this book after hearing the author speak at an author event at my local library – not because I needed to know more about the controversial issue of asylum seekers in Australia, because I consider myself well-informed about the subject already – but because I wanted to see if the book was likely to change any minds. Our politicians seem convinced that the prevailing hostile attitude towards refugees who come here by boat is entrenched, so it might well be that a book has little chan [...]

    16. This is indeed very aptly characterised as a "non fiction thriller and a moral maze." The story is devastating, challenging and a very necessary read - especially for Australians. I think the importance of this book and its potential to inspire a change in attitudes is encapsulated by what the author says on her website:"What did you want to achieve with your book?To make Australians more compassionate and understanding towards people who are less fortunate than ourselves. What do you hope for y [...]

    17. I cried when I finished 'The People Smuggler', partly because of the way it ends, even though Ali has such a resilient spirit, but partly because the section in Australia should not have been as it was. He survived Saddam's regime and torture chambers only to arrive to our bureaucracy in Australia. Won't mention what happened as that would be a spoiler. Poor Ali's life got bogged down in Indonesia trying to get his family to Australia and as a reader you feel Ali's frustration and just wish some [...]

    18. heart breaking, insightful and so well written that I feel I have just spent several days in the company of Ali Al Jenabi telling me about his life. His determination in the face of unimaginable horrors and repeated setbacks is nothing short of astonishing. The author has done an amazing thing to document and share his story so that we can all be a little more understanding of the desperate situations that drive people to leave behind everything and everyone they know and love in the pursuit of [...]

    19. Very good read. So much heartbreak that is just unnecessary. I definitely feel sorry for anyone escaping their country and coming to Oz by boat, we should all have a bigger heart when it comes to these people. The media needs to stop glamourising the boat people. Sure there are a lot of unscrupulous people making a quick buck, but these smugglers aren't exactly living like kings either, definitely no where near middle class australia anyway. Ali is an inspiration.

    20. Every Australian should read this book. Especially if you are sick of demonising media rhetoric that is obsessed with 'queue jumping', 'boat people' and security scare campaigns. It provides rare insights into the experiences of asylum seekers who are driven to make perilous decisions when escaping conflict and persecution.

    21. This was an amazing book of self preservation and survival. What this man went through, and did, to get a "better life" for his family blew my mind.It hasn't changed the way I feel about "boat people", "people smugglers" and "illegal immigrants" but it has shown me what some of these people are running from.

    22. Another book club read - this one created plenty of lively discussions witin the group. As a read it was interesting, but not particularly well written.

    23. This book should be compulsory reading in Australia. Next time someone makes a negative comment about "boat people", I will slap them in the face with Ali Al Jenabi's heartbreaking tale.

    24. What a great story! I have recommended this book to a number of people - I think it's really timely, especially with everything going on in the news at the moment.

    25. When an author opens with a statement such as "I was asked to write this story as a screenplay” and “I thought a book was best first then the screenplay, so over 3 years I met with the subject”. Thus, commences the non-fictional novel The People Smuggler. Yet from the onset the other title on the cover of the edition I sourced, "the Oscar Schindler of Asia", sets a potential position in the reader’s mind of what could be to come.Consideration must therefore be given not to the initial im [...]

    26. Ali Al Jenabi was born in Iraq. His father was tortured by Saddamn Hussein’s Baathist Party and Ali himself was captured, tortured and held prisoner for years. His younger brother was captured with him and tortured, believed murdered and two more brothers were also taken prisoner. When he is forced to flee the country, he leaves behind his family in Iraq and from then on, everything that he does is in order to get his family out.Firstly they go to neighbouring Iran, which having been involved [...]

    27. “People smugglers are the vilest form of human life. They trade on the tragedy of others and that’s why they should rot in jail and in my own view, rot in hell.” Kevin Rudd, 2009.Robin de Crespigny gives us a truer picture of this industry in her book, ‘The People Smuggler’. The book tells the story of Ali Al Jenabi, born in Iraq in 1970, the eldest of eleven children. After Saddam Hussein came to power in Iraq in 1979, he began imprisoning, torturing, and executing anyone who spoke ag [...]

    28. A truly important story that captures the best and worst of humanity. And how disturbing that Australia's asylum policies have only gotten worse? How much blood on Australia's hands?Governments (all over the world) can be so black and white but human beings are never simple. We are complex creatures and labels can never fully comprehend us. Ali's story is heart wrenching and it is positively devastating that the Australian government compounded all that he went through with their treatment of hi [...]

    29. This books title caught my curiosity. It has certainly opened my eyes to the other side of the problem of people smuggling & while i believe Ali did it to try & help his family i was getting frustrated that he just wouldn't see where he went wrong in breaking our law & that's why the Australian Government where making an example of him, having said that, i do not believe that any asylum people should ever have to just sit & waste away in a detention centre, decisions need to be m [...]

    30. What a truly gut wrenching story about a man wanting to save his family. The graphic torture scenes, the ignorance and cruelty of the Australian government. This book should be read by all Australians to understand the plight of smugglers and asylum seekers in this country. Ali Al Jenabi’s story will stay with me for a long time.

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