Kings Heath Action for Refugees and Refugee Support Europe are pleased to welcome Dina Nayeri and Gulwali Passarlay to share with us their journeys as refugees travelling to the safety, as told in their respective books ‘The Ungrateful Refugee’ and ‘Lightless Sky’.

On Tuesday 16th June at 7pm, we invite you to join us in Aston University’s Sumpner Lecture Theatre for a live discussion of their journeys, with all proceeds going to Refugee Action Europe and King’s Heath Action for Refugees.

Tickets are available now via our TicketTailor page.

About the authors

Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful.

The Guardian (2017)

Purchase a copy of ‘The Ungrateful Refugee’ at the event.

Guwali Passarlay

I was just 12 years old when my brother and I began to receive demands from the Taliban and from the government. The Taliban wanted us to fight or die, the government wanted us to become informants. We were terrified.

Refugees like me and my brother will stop at nothing to reach safety. And COVID-19 won’t change that. But it is making people’s journeys infinitely more dangerous.

Guwali Passarlay

Purchase a copy of ‘The Lightless Sky’ at the event.