Author and activist Gulwali Passarlay visited our office this morning, bringing copies of his memoir “The Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey of Escape to A New Life in Britain.”
“To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?’
Gulwali Passarlay left Afghanistan at the age of 12 following the death of his father. His memoir covers his horrific journey from Afghanistan to the UK, enduring a journey that so many of those we work with are forced to endure, and his life in the UK, which has seen him carry the Olympic torch in 2012 and work tirelessly to change things for the better.
It is a story for our times, and we thank you for sharing it with us.Arts and cultureUpdates