We lost everything we had and knew: our home, our existence, our family, mentality, identity, culture and language. We came to a different country and faced an uncertain future. We believed and hoped to find a new home including freedom, justice, acceptance, tolerance, security, independence, happiness and a bright future. But did we really get a fair chance to become part of our new country? Did we really get a chance to live a proper life and experience a hopeful future? Society expects a whole lot of refugees. They expect them to become perfectly integrated. But integration always involves: give and take. It is a two-way street. I ask myself: Who is going to take responsibility for my stolen childhood?
Nominated children & YA author, blogger, illustrator, publisher, and columnist, Lily Amis, is the author of “Destination: Freedom” and fifteen more books to this date. With her honest memoir Lily has enjoyed strong media exposure and public interest during the refugee crises in summer 2015. Placements included two features with national newspaper, the Daily Mirror, as well as interviews with popular British lifestyle websites Female First and Frost Magazine. A review on UK’s most visited book recommendation website – praised the memoir as a “frank, powerful and thought-provoking true-life story.”
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