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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, (sound recording)

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, (sound recording)

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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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BTCTA
Dewey number
958.104/71
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not applicable
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other
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PerformerNote
Read by Assaf Cohen
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not applicable
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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, (sound recording)
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Compact discs
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935192556
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 hr., 45 min.)
Isbn
9781504716987
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
Zbu5m
System control number
(OCoLC)935192556
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, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935192556
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 hr., 45 min.)
Isbn
9781504716987
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
Zbu5m
System control number
(OCoLC)935192556

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