Gulwali Passarlay - The Lightless Sky: My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee

Gulwali Passarlay’s moving memoir describes his flight from Afghanistan as a 12 year old child, enduring a horrifying journey at the hands of people strugglers.  Sent away after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US army, Gulwali undertook a twelve-month odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons and making a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean in a tiny boat before making it to Britain.  His story brings to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who are making this perilous trip every day.  Now with a degree in politics, Gulwali is a campaigner and advocate and a member of many aid and youth groups.  This powerful memoir celebrates the triumph of courage over adversity

The Lightless Sky tells Gulwali's story and brings to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who are making this perilous journey every day.  This memoir celebrates the triumph of courage and determination over adversity.

Gulwali is an author, activist and co-founder of My Bright Kite CIC, a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to improve the wellbeing and inclusion of young refugees.


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