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"Allah shouldn’t have revealed so much to the Prophet. It only makes pious people like us suffer"


So muses Khalid Khan, a seventeen year old Afghan boy living in Melbourne. Khalid is like any other boy
of his age in Australia; he loves his footy, his mum’s cooking and takes every opportunity to tease his sister
Aisha. He believes in Allah although he sometimes wonders whether
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Published June 23rd 2014 by Smashwords Edition
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Lisa
I loved this book! Asylum is an hilarious inversion of anything you might be expecting from the cover.

Channa Wickremesekera is a Melbourne author who came here from Sri Lanka, but his novel follows the adventures of a suburban family of Afghan origin when they are confronted by a freckled teenage gunman in their home. The story is narrated by a bemused teenager called Khalid Khan whose commentary is droll in the way that only an adolescent view of the world can be.


‘Khalid!’

Mum calls. From the ki
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Everything about this short story rang hollow.
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