Mohammed's Journey

Mohammed's Journey

A Refugee Diary

Book - 2009/07/14
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Baker & Taylor
After his home was invaded by Saddam Hussein's soldiers, he and his mother beaten, and his father taken away and never seen again, a young Kurdish boy named Mohammed and his mother take on a daring quest to flee Iraq; risking their lives to travel through several countries in order to reach freedom in England.

Perseus Publishing
Mohammed was born in 1994 in Kirkuk ? the Kurdish part of Iraq. In October 2000, Saddam Hussein's soldiers came to his house, beat him and his mother, and took his father away. Mohammed never saw his father again. This book tells the story of Mohammed and his mother, from the escape from Iraq by bus, on horseback, in a boat, and on a lorry, through Iran and Turkey, to England and safety. Photographs and illustrations depict these events as Mohammed and his mother talk about their harrowing past and their hopes for the future.

Mohammed was born in Kirkuk - the Kurdish part of Iraq. He speaks Kurdish, and now English too.Saddam Hussein persecuted Mohammed's people long before he was born but Mohammed's journey started in October 2000 when Saddam's soldiers came to his house, beat him and his mother and took his father away. Mohammed never saw his father again.This is his story. From that terrible night, to the escape from Iraq by bus, on horseback, in a small boat on a raging river and finally, hiding in a lorry on a ship. It covers his journey from Kirkuk to the Iraq-Iran border, through Iran, into Turkey and then on to England and safety.Mohammed and his mother we were granted 'leave to stay' in England in 2002.Other titles in the series: Gervelie's Journey, Hamzat's JourneyTo read a speech from the authors given at the booklaunch, click here



Gardners
The true story of an Iraqi-Kurdish refugee child, and his flight from his home in Kirkuk to the UK.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's, 2009/07/14
ISBN: 9781845076535
1845076532
Branch Call Number: J 956.7 ROB
Additional Contributors: Young, Annemarie
Allan, June

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