October 7, 2015
Boy gets new leg
Hamzat's Journey: A Refugee Diary
by Anthony Robinson
Hamzat was a young boy who lost a leg during the Chechnya-Russia war in 2001. Through a relief organization, he was able to travel to England to receive an artificial leg. He and his family were later granted asylum there.
Hamzat's words are simple and straightforward, giving readers a glimpse of life during war. But his story is strangely unemotional, and events unfold very smoothly. It gives the impression that hardships are easily overcome. Not all refugees have Hamzat's good fortune so this should not be the only book one should read about the refugee situation.