The 20 Best Alwyn Evans Quotes
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Alwyn Evans Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Alwyn Evans
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“Taking Mum’s hand, I whispered ‘Are we really safe, here?’ ”
Alwyn Evans
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Walk in my Shoes
book
refuge
finding safety
safety
protection
concepts
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“Zainullah’s angry now. Zahra’s withdrawn. She used to be so bright and bubbly. But I think it’s making Hassan get some sense. Everyone gets nightmares.”
Zainullah
Zahra
Hassan
Gulnessa
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“But that’s like the Terror. Everyone who didn’t do what they wanted was removed. Had we landed in a situation like the one we’d just escaped from?”
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“Guards kept telling us that no one wanted us in Australia.”
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“Any problem that arose was too much for Mom now.”
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“Officers try to prove we are lying.”
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“Not weak, not strong. Different...”
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“His quiet presence since leaving home had helped and reassured me. And more and more I’d found a liked being near him.”
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“I sat quietly in a kind of daze (...) far from my bubbly little sister.”
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“It’s not possible to be this frightened and to stay alive.”
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“So we are in prison here because the government doesn’t want us.”
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“I know I’ll be alright when we get out.”
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“Muslim women should dress traditionally and wear a scarf, even though he always wore western gear.”
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“Why do they keep us behind high wire fences like we are criminals?”
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“While it is true there are people who don’t want us here, there are others who welcome us, and are happy to share their country with us.”
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“They take away our people’s lives.”
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“I usually tell the two Z’s stories about home, and about Dad and our Bahkhuls or Arjays. Yes, it is good they hear these stories. Not about things from here.”
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“Mum seemed more and more often to sit gazing out of the window, oblivious to us.”
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“She was getting more and more headaches, and spending more time in our room.”
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“I wouldn’t have done it if I had known people wouldn’t believe us.”

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