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Refugee Week – Read a book

This page will be updated further as we get towards Refugee Week!

There are a lot of options out there of great things to read. This Refugee Week, try out one of our recommendations and discover more about refugees.

We have linked to waterstones book store to give further information, but you may find the books cheaper elsewhere or more locally.


The lightless SkyGulwali Passarlay

An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey of Escape to A New Life in Britain.

“[A] powerful account of a year-long journey to Britain… As the reader, you want to hug the boy, and punch the air with pride at this woman, who epitomises the best of the West. As a call for Europe and Britain to do more for the world’s refugees, the book is as powerful as that harrowing picture of the dead toddler on the beach.” The Times

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We are displaced – Malala Yousafzia

“In I Am Malala, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai told a story of bravery and survival that became a symbol of resistance around the world. We Are Displaced is her powerful and timely follow-up. As a work of oral history it is astonishing reminder of the collective power of personal testimony. Poignant and at times harrowing, nevertheless the lasting impression of these accounts is one of hope and resilience that crucially puts a human face to what is all too often reduced to a catalogue of statistics.”

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Additional books

You can find a whole range of additional books on the Refugee Week website here

Or books for younger children

And older children

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