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If you missed this book when it came out in October, after reading this review you might reconsider tracking it down in the bookshop. A Lightless Sky: An Afghan refugee boy’s journey of escape to a new life by Gulwali Passarlay and Nadene Ghouri is an emotionally and ethically challenging read that will spur you into action, writes Jennifer Somerville.
One of the most impressive parts of this heart-rending, well-written and courageous story is the map showing the progress of a 12-year-old boy from a life under threat in Afghanistan to the UK.
Author Gulwali Passarlay spent 12 months on the road, half-starved and filthy, covered over 20,000 kilometres, used six modes of transport, including walking. By 2015, aged 21, he was a student of politics at the University of Manchester, having done extremely well at school despite needing to learn English on his arrival at 13. He was granted asylum in…
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