Still taget fra Uddrag https://youtu.be/aOIYqlJNGFI filmet af Hilal Lamaa (Copenhagen Productions)
Her to uddrag fra bogen:
Det sidste uddrag skildrer forfatterens flugt lige inden de når frem til den tyrkiske grænse.
We were heading down through the risky mountain paths. The sounds of liveliness were coming from the waiting crowds, giving us hope to continue on our way. We were no longer thinking about the two guys who left us there, hopeless, but about the future and what we were to expect. Before we could reach the crowd and blend in with them, the two women changed their Peshmerga clothing and put on the traditional Kurdish attire we had taken. We then blended with the crowd. Everything was shared, from misery to cups of tea to food. The refugees had become like a large family, facing the unknown together, trapped between the Turkish border guards on one side, and the advancing Iraqi army on the other. We joined a family for a meal and they gave us food, water and hot tea for it was very cold and we were in a mountainous region. I don't know how we spent that night surrounded by the light of small fires among the rocks. I was imagining myself living in a novel telling of enduring civil war, deportation, fear and tyranny. Those memories reminded me of John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath, and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez."