Asylum by Channa Wickremesekera

By Channa Wickremesekera

“Allah shouldn’t have published lots to the Prophet. It in basic terms makes pious humans like us suffer.”

So muses Khalid Khan, a seventeen-year-old Afghan boy dwelling in Melbourne. Khalid is like all different boy his age in Australia. He loves his footy and his mum’s cooking. He unearths his dad’s idiosyncrasies endearing and fun. he is taking each chance to tease his sister, Aisha. And he's tethered to his cellular and has a weigh down on a woman at school.

Khalid additionally believes in Allah, even supposing he occasionally wonders if it is the sort of solid concept to transform every body on the planet to Islam.

One Friday morning, the quiet suburban lifetime of Khalid’s relatives is grew to become the other way up while an unwelcome customer seems on the door. What follows is a hilarious—and poignant—intercultural come upon that explores love, socioeconomics, and faith and uncovers our universal humanity even in the middle of difference.

“A enjoyable novel written in a jaunty teenager voice—a novel that attempts to tip our assumptions on their heads and succeeds.” —Anna Funder, writer of Stasiland and All That I Am

“This is a well timed novel, written with bold and mind's eye. It bargains with subject matters that we urgently have to interact with and mirror upon, demanding situations that cry out for a long-overdue nationwide conversation.” —Arnold Zable, writer of Cafe ScheherazadeThe Fig Tree, and Violin Lessons

About the Author

Channa Wickremesekera is a Sri Lankan-born author and researcher in Melbourne. furthermore to Asylum (Palaver 2015), his past works of fiction include Walls (self-published 2002), Distant Warriors (Hussein Publishing condominium 2005), In an identical Boat (Bay Owl Press 2010), and Tracks (self-published 2015), all of which care for the migrant event. He is also a historian who researches the army historical past of South Asia. His released works of background include Best Black Troops on the earth: British Perceptions and the Making of the Sepoy, 1746–1805 (Manohar 2002) and Kandy at battle: Indigenous army Resistance to eu growth in Sri Lanka, 1594–1818 (Vijitha Yapa guides 2004). a 3rd booklet at the separatist warfare in Sri Lanka can be released in past due 2015.

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