The Lightless Sky

The Lightless Sky

Author: Gulwali Passarlay

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782398462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The boy who fled Afghanistan and endured a terrifying journey in the hands of people smugglers is now a young man intent on changing the world. His story is a deeply harrowing and incredibly inspiring tale of our times. '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. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali began a twelvemonth odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, making a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean in a tiny boat, and enduring a desolate month in the camp at Calais. Somehow he survived, and made it to Britain, no longer an innocent child but still a young boy alone. 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. Gulwali wants to tell his story - to bring to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who are making this perilous journey every day. One boy's experience is the central story of our times. This memoir celebrates the triumph of courage and determination over adversity.
The Lightless Sky
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Gulwali Passarlay, Nadene Ghouri
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-15 - Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

The boy who fled Afghanistan and endured a terrifying journey in the hands of people smugglers is now a young man intent on changing the world. His story is a deeply harrowing and incredibly inspiring tale of our times. 'To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was
The Lightless Sky
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Gulwali Passarlay
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-03 - Publisher: HarperOne

A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival—of a twelve-year-old boy’s traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West—that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time. “To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?”
The Lightless Sky
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Gulwali Passarlay
Categories: Afghans
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