Hamed Amiri was born in Herat, Afghanistan, and grew up under Taliban rule before escaping at the age of ten. He is a motivational speaker and influencer in the education sector, and a board member at Coleg Gwent, Wales. In 2016 he was awarded the Inspiring the Next Generation Award by the University of South Wales for services to education and young people. Inspired by his late brother's passion for positive change in society, Hamed's mission is to share his family's story with a wide audience and change perceptions surrounding refugees and diversity. This is his first book.
'A powerful read. Truly epitomises the strength of the human
spirit' -- Asifa Lahore - Britain's First Out Muslim Drag Queen
and LGBT+ activist
'Enthralling' -- Daily Mail