From the valley of Ferghana to the valley of Mecca
From the Valley of Ferghana to the valley of Mecca. Inspired by my grandfather’s diaries, this story takes us on the journey of young Yahya and his family who were forced to leave their home in Andijan when Maraxists took over Turkestan. This seven years journey started from east Europe and went through China and Tibet, to Kashmir and Karachi in Pakistan and finally over the Arabian sea to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The story shows us the value of family and friendship, of bravery and brotherhood, of hope and the availability of finding and starting a new home.