At a young age, Evelyn Rivera was exposed to the horrors of the El Salvador civil war. She reflects on what it was like growing up in an environment where she would climb trees and see people being killed across the road, and what it was like adapting to her new home in Australia.
Simone McMahon, the Founder and Executive Director of Organ Donation and Transport Foundation of WA, had a kidney transplant when she was a child which completely changed her life for the better. She has since devoted her life to helping people to better their lives in the same way.
Islands of Home is the second series in Centre for Stories’ collection, The Indian Ocean. Written by Agustinus Wibowo, they bring to life intimate and telling moments of contemporary Indonesian society in five parts. In them, we reflect on history, ritual, politics, fashion and culture, all told in a perceptive and approachable voice. This is story three, The Prisoners of the Border.