Two Blankets, Three Sheets
- ISBN: 9781642860528
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- Publisher: [S.l.] : World Editions, 2020.
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|Summary, etc.:||Based on the authorâs true story, this is the account of Iraqi refugee Samir, who spends nine years in an asylum center in the Netherlands."Two Blankets, Three SheetsAmsterdam 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 Husseinâs 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 dormâwhere 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.|
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] World Editions 2020 Available via World Wide Web.
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