Nujeen's Book: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair

Nujeen's Book: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair

12 July 2017

A few weeks ago I met the wonderful Nujeen Mustafa during her visit to the European Parliament. I was struck by her intelligence, humour and positive spirit.

Nujeen's incredibly humbling story of making the dangerous journey from Aleppo to Germany in a wheelchair, and everything she faced during and after, has been now published as a powerful memoir that gives voice to the Syrian refugee crisis. I'd encourage anyone to read, it can be purchased here.

And this weekend, on 15th July, Nujeen will be speaking about her book and experiences at the Manchester International Festival, so please share or go along to support. More details and tickets are available here

She's an incredible young woman, I don't think I've ever met anyone as well read as Nujeen in English literature, which is extraordinary for someone who never had a formal education and taught herself to read. We need more voices like Nujeen, to speak out and help the world understand that in the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, refugees are people just like you and I, who deserve a hopeful and safe future.

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