'To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?' Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of twelve, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US army. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali embarked on a twelve-month odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, cruelty and violence. Like so many of the migrants we hear about, he endured a terrifying, life-threatening journey on a tiny boat in the Mediterranean, somehow he survived... this book tells the story of his journey as a child refugee.
The event is being supported by Faversham and Villages Refugee Solidarity Group with all proceeds from the event going to the KRAN (Kent Refugee Action Network) Destitution Fund.
'An extraordinary man, achieving against all odds' (Jon Snow, Channel 4 News)