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Two blankets, three sheets, a towel, a pillow, and a pillowcase / Rodaan Al Galidi ; translated from the Dutch by Jonathan Reeder.

Author/Creator:
Khalidi, Rodhan Al-, 1971- author.
Publication:
New York : World Editions, 2020.
Format/Description:
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396 pages ; 22 cm
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Standardized Title:
Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg. English
Other Title:
2 blankets, 3 sheets
Subjects:
Political refugees -- Netherlands -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Dutch fiction.
Summary:
"Amsterdam Airport, 1998. Samir Karim steps off a plane from Vietnam, flushes his fake passport down the toilet, and requests asylum. Fleeing Iraq to avoid conscription into Saddam Hussein's army, he has spent seven years anonymously wandering through Asia. Now, safely in the heart of Europe, he is sent to an asylum center and assigned a bed in a shared dorm--where he will spend the next nine years. As he navigates his way around the absurdities of Dutch bureaucracy, Samir tries his best to get along with his 500 new housemates. Told with compassion and a unique sense of humor, this is an inspiring tale of survival, a close-up view of the hidden world of refugees and human smugglers, and a sobering reflection of our times." -- Amazon.
Notes:
Translated from the Dutch.
Contributor:
Reeder, Jonathan, translator.
ISBN:
9781642860450
164286045X
1912987023
9781912987023
OCLC:
1130310661
Publisher Number:
99984146024