The Resource The lightless sky : an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri

The lightless sky : an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri

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The lightless sky : an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life
Title
The lightless sky
Title remainder
an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life
Statement of responsibility
Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
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Language
eng
Summary
'To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?' Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of twelve, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US army for hiding Taliban fighters. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali began a twelve 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 twelve. 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. Many die along the way, some are sent back to face imprisonment and possible death, some survive and make it here, to a country which offers them the chance of a life of freedom and opportunity. One boy's story is the central story of our times, and this memoir celebrates the triumph of courage and determination over adversity
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
QRML
Dewey number
362.77914092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
The lightless sky : an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
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The lightless sky : an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
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  • rdacontent
Control code
16120205
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24 cm.
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Extent
365 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782398455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781782398455
  • (AuCNLKIN)000055701041

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