Asylum by Channa Wickremesekera

By Channa Wickremesekera

“Allah shouldn’t have printed lots to the Prophet. It basically makes pious humans like us suffer.”

So muses Khalid Khan, a seventeen-year-old Afghan boy residing in Melbourne. Khalid is like several 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 overwhelm on a lady at school.

Khalid additionally believes in Allah, even supposing he occasionally wonders if it is one of these solid thought to transform each person on the planet to Islam.

One Friday morning, the quiet suburban lifetime of Khalid’s relations is grew to become the other way up whilst an unwelcome customer looks 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 course of difference.

“A enjoyable novel written in a jaunty youngster 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 offers with issues that we urgently have to have interaction with and replicate 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 residence 2005), In an identical Boat (Bay Owl Press 2010), and Tracks (self-published 2015), all of which take care of the migrant adventure. He is also a historian who researches the army historical past of South Asia. His released works of historical past include Best Black Troops on the planet: British Perceptions and the Making of the Sepoy, 1746–1805 (Manohar 2002) and Kandy at warfare: Indigenous army Resistance to ecu growth in Sri Lanka, 1594–1818 (Vijitha Yapa courses 2004). a 3rd e-book at the separatist conflict in Sri Lanka could be released in overdue 2015.

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