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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 22, 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, ...

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