An inspiring tale of modern migration, overcoming adversity and escaping the hell of war, from a girl struggling to walk for the very first time in her life.
Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy. This did not stop her travelling, with her sister, 4000 miles from Syria to Hungary in a wheelchair. Having taught herself to speak English by watching US soap-operas on Syrian TV, she made her way to the Hungarian border in the hope of asylum in Germany, where she has told her story, with Christina Lamb – bestselling co-author of ‘I Am Malala’. A 16-year-old Syrian girl, she has the courage of a lion.
A strong, extraordinary voice, Nujeen tells the story of what it's really like to be a refugee, to have grown up through war and left a beloved homeland to become dependent on others. It tells how the Syrian war has destroyed a proud nation and torn families apart in the face of international indifference by leaders scarred by previous interventions, and the incredible bravery of a person determined to keep smiling. It is the story of our times told through one remarkable girl.
“The story of Nujeen, amazing young girl and her remarkable journey from Syria, reminds the world that refugees just like others have aspirations and dreams for peace, education and a better society. Nujeen inspires me to dream without limits. She is our hero. Everyone must read her story. She will inspire you.”