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Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days togther until one morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they are staying at to find the unthinkable. His father has left him. It is only when the owner of the bed and breakfast hands him a letter that Alem is given an explanation. Alem's father admits that because of the political problems in Ethiopia both he and Alem's mother felt Alem would be safer in London - even though it is breaking their hearts to do this. Alem is now on his own, in the hands of the social services and the Refugee Council. He lives from letter to letter, waiting to hear from his father, and in particular about his mother, who has now gone missing... A powerful, gripping new novel from the popular Benjamin Zephaniah


Refugee Boy
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4.8 / 5
March 27th, 2014
This book was well written. So many emotions, thoughts, lies and truths. I am very thankful of the opportunity to have read this book.
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Bruno Tupinamba
March 13th, 2014
A five stars worthy novel. I'd recommend it to any literature afionado.
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January 26th, 2014
Brilliant book about the reality of those escaping violence and war.
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Refugee Boy
May 14th, 2013
I loved the book but feel there's some missing it cant possibly end there.
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