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This week’s guest has been a long time coming for me and our conversation did not disappoint. Gulwali Passarlay, author of The Lightless Sky, shares his story of escape from the Taliban in Afghanistan, to finding safety in the UK as a twelve year old child refugee. 

He has some amazing tales to tell, from burning his face whilst hiding in the back of a lorry, to the moment he was reunited with his brother after months of no contact. 

He shares wisdom and information with a dry sense of humour; attributes that have seen him overcome prisons, border controls, refrigerated lorries and more to get to where he is today; a world-renowned author, spokesperson and international speaker on behalf of refugees globally. 

My first Afghan on the podcast, be sure to listen if you want to find out more about the situation in Afghanistan, the journey to the UK and life for Afghans once they arrive here.

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