The Boy With Two Hearts: A Story of Hope

The Boy With Two Hearts: A Story of Hope

by Hamed Amiri


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When Hamed Amiri was ten years old he watched his mother give a speech in his home town of Herat, Afghanistan, speaking out for women’s rights and education, and against the ruling Taliban.

That night, an order was given for her execution. The family packed up their most precious belongings and escaped in darkness, starting what would be a long and dangerous journey.

But his mother's was not the only life in danger. Hamed’s older brother suffered from a rare heart condition, and this escape offered a chance of life-saving treatment in the West.

Exploring the humanity of being a refugee, this is not only a tale of a family in crisis, but a love letter to socialized medicine, which provided hope and reassurance as they sought asylum and fought to save their loved ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785786198
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hamed Amiri is a motivational speaker and influencer in the education sector, changing perceptions surrounding refugees and diversity. He received the 2016 Inspiring the Next Generation Award from the University of South Wales for services to education and young people.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Herat, home. 2000 1

Chapter 2 The speech 9

Chapter 3 The Amiri market 17

Chapter 4 Escape on the roof 23

Chapter 5 Moscow 29

Chapter 6 Pomogite! 39

Chapter 7 James and John 55

Chapter 8 'Refugee' 69

Chapter 9 Box Boy 77

Chapter 10 Belgian border control 87

Chapter 11 The pit 93

Chapter 12 Lorry cargo 103

Chapter 13 Calais 117

Chapter 14 Soran 135

Chapter 15 Inside the container 151

Chapter 16 Safe 163

Chapter 17 Home 173

Chapter 18 The Three Musketeers 179

Chapter 19 The hospital waiting room 191

Chapter 20 Fourteen hours 201

Chapter 21 The prayer room 213

Chapter 22 Recovery 219

Chapter 23 Angels in lab coats and overalls 229

Chapter 24 An extraordinary life 241

Chapter 25 Until the end 251

Epilogue 271

Acknowledgements 275

About the author 277

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