Finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction
Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ belief Prize for Nonfiction
an enormous paintings of non-fiction that reads like a mystery, All We depart Behind is the genuine tale of a kinfolk fleeing the demise sentence of a ruthless warlord, written via the journalist who broke all her personal ideas to get them to safety.
In 2002, Carol Off and a CBC television team encountered an Afghan guy with a narrative to inform. Asad Aryubwal turned a key determine of their documentary at the poor strength of thuggish warlords who have been operating arm in arm with americans and NATO troops. whilst Asad publicly uncovered the deeds of 1 of the warlords, basic Abdul Rashid Dostum, it trigger a series of occasions from which there has been no turning again. Asad, his spouse, Mobina, and their 5 young children needed to flee their home.
The kinfolk confronted an doubtful destiny. yet their obstacle pressured a journalist to go the traces of disinterested reporting and turn into deeply concerned. jointly, they navigated the Byzantine overseas forms and the decidedly unwelcoming guidelines of Stephen Harper's executive till the relatives ultimately stumbled on a brand new home.
Carol Off's strong account strains not just one family's trip and fraught makes an attempt to immigrate to a secure position, it additionally illustrates what occurs whilst a journalist turns into irrevocably stuck up within the lives of the folks in her tale and unearths herself not able to depart them behind.
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