Barbed Wire Fever is a literary project that explores what it means to be a refugee.

Photo: the 8th Employment Company, a military unit made up primarily of refugees who served in Australia during the Second World War.

Photo: the 8th Employment Company, a military unit made up primarily of refugees who served in Australia during the Second World War.

Barbed Wire Fever uses historic and contemporary stories to challenge preconceived notions about the lives of people who have had to flee the places they are from. It involves refugees and non-refugees in writing workshops, online discussions, and dialogues at events and festivals.