The Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy's Journey of Escape to A New Life

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'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 ...

The Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy's Journey of Escape to A New Life 2015, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781782398455

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