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The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis

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This memoir is exactly the antidote you need if you're feeling depressed and angry at our country's treatment of its most vulnerable and marginalised. Out of an avalanche of trauma, poverty and injustice comes Kon, a hero not without his own flaws, to unflinchingly promote a stance on human rights and social justice and most importantly to action significant and meaningful change. From humble beginnings in a rent-free shopfront, his charity. the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, has become the largest of its kind in Australia, all without taking a single dollar of federal funding. Kon sees the humanness in people and communities who are too often politicised, dehumanised and problematised. He shows us that even in the darkest moments, people banding together for a just cause can inspire hope for the future.