The Lightless Sky: My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee With Gulwali Passarlay
Date – Tuesday 10 August, 6pm-7pm
Venue: Festival Hub, The Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk, HD1 2RS
Ticket price: Free (booking recommended)
Age guidance: Age 6+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)
At the age of 12, Gulwali Passarlay was sent from Afghanistan after his father was killed in a battle with the United States army. He spent 12 months travelling across Europe, including time in prison, a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean in a tiny boat and a month at a camp in Calais.
Eventually he was fostered in Britain and won a place at a top university. In 2012, he was chosen to carry the Olympic torch. His powerful memoir celebrates the triumph of courage over adversity.
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