The Resource The lightless sky : a twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri

The lightless sky : a twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri

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The lightless sky : a twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world
Title
The lightless sky
Title remainder
a twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world
Statement of responsibility
Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
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Language
eng
Summary
"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?"In 2006, after his father was killed, Gulwali Passarlay was caught between the Taliban who wanted to recruit him, and the Americans who wanted to use him. To protect her son, Gulwali's mother sent him away. The search for safety would lead the twelve-year-old across eight countries, from the mountains of eastern Afghanistan through Iran and Europe to Britain. Over the course of twelve harrowing months, Gulwali endured imprisonment, hunger, cruelty, brutality, loneliness, and terror--and nearly drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Eventually granted asylum in England, Gulwali was sent to a good school, learned English, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to help carry the Olympic Torch in the 2012 London Games. In The Lightless Sky, Gulwali recalls his remarkable experience and offers a firsthand look at one of the most pressing issues of our time: the modern refugee crisis--the worst displacement of millions of men, women, and children in generations. Few, like Gulwali, make it to a country that offers the chance of freedom and opportunity. A celebration of courage and determination, The Lightless Sky is a poignant account of an exceptional human being who is today an ardent advocate of democracy--and a reminder of our responsibilities to those caught in terrifying and often deadly circumstances beyond their control"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Passarlay, Gulwali
Dewey number
  • 958.104/71
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.5.A28
LC item number
P37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ghouri, Nadene
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Passarlay, Gulwali
  • Political refugees
  • Autobiographies
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The lightless sky : a twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
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http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/8/9780062443878.jpg
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062443878
Lccn
2015042841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931476560
  • 631344
  • (OCoLC)ocn931476560
  • 631344
Label
The lightless sky : a twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world, Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
Link
http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/8/9780062443878.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062443878
Lccn
2015042841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931476560
  • 631344
  • (OCoLC)ocn931476560
  • 631344

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