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The Story

Blinded by the Light tells the story of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in England in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “the Boss,” Javed sees parallels to his working-class life. Discovering a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, Javed begins to find the courage to express himself in his own voice.





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