PEN Atlas: Gulwali Passarlay on journeying from Afghanistan

Since arriving in the UK in 2007 as a political refugee from Afghanistan, Gulwali Passarlay has become a student at the University of Manchester, a youth politician and the author of a book recounting the tale of his journey across the world. Here, he shares his experience of stepping into a new life.

Read ‘Crossing cultures’ here.

The Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey of Escape to a New Life in Britain by Gulwali Passarlay is published by Atlantic Books. Read more about the book here.


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