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A tale of experience, ball keep watch over and wish. Jamal and Bibi have a dream. to guide Australia to football glory within the subsequent global Cup. yet first they have to face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his relatives live to tell the tale their significant trip and get to Australia? tailored for the degree via Patricia Cornelius from Morris Gleitzman's best-selling novel, Boy Overboard depicts a deeply human aspect of the 'asylum seekers' factor through following the adventure of Jamal and Bibi from Afghanistan to Australia. according to genuine lifestyles occasions, this can be a relocating play approximately adolescents overcoming the confusion of struggle, politics and the hunt for a secure haven.

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You’ll be all right. Bibi [wistfully] I like your hair, Rashida. Rashida Thanks, Bibi. Bibi And I like your green lips. Rashida Thanks. Bibi I even like your big boots. Rashida They’re cool, aren’t they? Bibi Rashida? Rashida Yes, Bibi. Bibi Do you think you’ll ever wear a veil again? Rashida Never. I only wore it when I left the house. And only then because I was forced to. I wore these sort of clothes under my veil anyway. My mother sometimes wears her bikini. Bibi How many days have we been on this boat?

Bibi Do you think you’ll ever wear a veil again? Rashida Never. I only wore it when I left the house. And only then because I was forced to. I wore these sort of clothes under my veil anyway. My mother sometimes wears her bikini. Bibi How many days have we been on this boat? Jamal Five, I think. Rashida Six. Bibi How many days until we get to Australia? Jamal Three days. Three long days. Best forget what day it is. Bibi I don’t want to forget what day it is. It’s my birthday. JAMAL frantically calculates the date.

The DRIVER tousles GAVIN’s blonde hair. Driver You don’t think he’s from around here with this mop of hair, do you? Jamal Are there any good soccer teams in Australia? Gavin Some great ones. Where I come from, Dubbo Abattoirs United are world-beaters. They’ve won the Western District Trophy for the last nine years. Jamal That’s wonderful. Are girls allowed to play soccer in Australia? Gavin Of course. Jamal Are women allowed to be teachers? Gavin Definitely. There are thousands of schools. Jamal And taxi drivers and bakers?

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