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The lightless sky: my journey to safety as a child refugee

The lightless sky: my journey to safety as a child refugee

Passarlay, Gulwali, author; Ghouri, Nadene, 1975- author

Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of 12, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US army for hiding Taliban fighters. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali began a 12 month odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, cruelty, brutality, nearly drowning in a tiny boat on the Mediterranean. Somehow he survived, and made it to Britain, no longer an innocent child but still a boy of 12. Here in Britain he was fostered, sent to a good school, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in 2012. He wants to tell his story - to bring to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who risk their lives to leave behind the troubles of their homelands

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Atlantic Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
ISBN: 1786497158, 9781786497154
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations (colour), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Refugees Great Britain.; Biography.; Refugees Afghanistan.; Passarlay, Gulwali.; Afghans Great Britain Biography.