In our first episode, we meet Alyas Taqawi. Alyas was born in Afghanistan and arrived in Australia on a boat in 2010. In his episode, Alyas examines his experiences with identity, religion, and luck: what brought him to the decision to board a boat to Australia, how did it all unfold, and what has he learned from it all? . . . Sound is mixed by David Gaylard. All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/07/16/alyas/ Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people. For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ Your can listen to the episode of ABC's Earshot podcast titled, 'Sink or Swim: Finding asylum in Australia' at https://ab.co/2CGYDU8 Join the conversation: Facebook.com/InMyCountryPodcast Instagram: @inmycountrypodcast Subscribe to our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/g6-YTz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.