No Gun for Asmir
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The power of story has been a constant in human experience since narratives were first articulated. News items about Sarajevo, televised and written, sadly dull public perception and reaction over a period of time. This, however, is another true story told as 7-year-old Asmir experiences it. His family's flight from Sarajevo, leaving his father behind, is vividly affecting in its simplicity. This should be read - young people challenge complacency, and exposure to this book will help them in some small way to empathise with the plight of the world's refugee population. Empathy engenders action through the medium of literature.