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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

by Atia Abawi

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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2018, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2019, 304 pages

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Michelle Anya Anjirbag
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A timely story of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria told by a foreign news correspondent who experienced the crisis firsthand.

When you're a refugee, everyone has lost, at least for the time being... And the journey beyond those invisible lines can become just as heinous as living inside the fire.


– Atia Abawi, A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

As quality young adult fiction continues to be published, it is not often that a book distinguishes itself as required reading, but Atia Abawi's A Land of Permanent Goodbyes should be classed as such, not just for young adults but readers of all ages. Abawi's narrative traces the harrowing experiences of refugees fleeing Syria, putting a voice to the images of tragedy that flooded western media for a time before other news took their place.

The narrative follows Tareq's journey from Syria after his home is bombed and he loses the majority of his family, and as he looks for a place of refuge in ...

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