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Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb - Author

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Born with cerebral palsy, 16-year-old Nujeen Mustafa has spent her life in a wheelchair. She had little formal education in Syria but taught herself English by watching US soap operas. In 2014 her home town of Kobane was at the centre of fierce fighting between Isis militants and US-backed Kurdish forces, forcing her family to flee first across the border into Turkey and then further into Europe, where they currently live, in Germany.

Christina Lamb is a multi award-winning journalist for the Sunday Times. She has acted as Washington Bureau Chief for the paper and in 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Prix Bayeux Calvados for her reporting from Afghanistan. She won the Foreign Press Association Award for Story of the Year in 2007, and was also named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards and the BBC What the Papers Say Awards, having previously won both awards in 2002. The same year, she won the Foreign Press Association Award for her reporting on the war on terrorism. She has won numerous other awards, starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988. She is the author of the best-selling 'The Africa House', 'Waiting for Allah', 'The Sewing Circles of Herat', 'Small Wars Permitting' and 'I Am Malala', co-authored with Malala Yousafzai.

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Nujeen

Nujeen

Author: Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

Christina Lamb e uma jornalista do Sunday Times e recebeu numerosos premios pelo desempenho do seu trabalho. Foi correspondente-chefe para o jornal em Washington e em 2009 ganhou o prestigioso Prix Bayeux Calvados pelas suas reportagens no Afeganistao. Foi nomeada correspondente do ano no estrangeiro nos British Press Awards e ganhou o premio What the Paper Say, da BBC, tendo obtido ambas as distincoes ja em 2002. Alem disso, ganhou o premio Foreign Press Association pela sua reportagem sobre a guerra contra o terrorismo. E autora dos best-sellers The Africa Houses, Waiting for Allah, The Sewing Circles of Herat, Small Wars Permiting e de Eu, Malala, do qual e coautora com Malala Yousafzai.Esta e uma historia sobre as migracoes modernas, de uma rapariga que supera a adversidade e foge do inferno da guerra enquanto luta por andar pela primeira vez na sua vida.Nujeen Mustafa tem paralisia cerebral. Isso nao a impediu de percorrer numa cadeira de rodas, com a irma, os mais de 5 000 quilometros de distancia entre a Siria e a Hungria. Abriu caminho ate a fronteira hungara gracas a ter aprendido ingles sozinha, atraves das series americanas que via na televisao siria, com a esperanca de conseguir asilo na Alemanha. Ali pode contar a sua historia em colaboracao com Christina Lamb, coautora do best-sellerEu, Malala.Esta jovem siria de 16 anos tem a coragem de um leao. Com uma voz forte e extraordinaria, Nujeen conta-nos a historia real do que e ser uma refugiada, de ter crescido na guerra e ter tido que deixar para tras a sua patria para depender de outros.

Nujeen

Nujeen

Author: Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2016

The story that is inspiring the world. Read about Nujeen who escaped the hell of war in Aleppo and travelled to Europe in a wheelchair. 'She is our hero. Everyone must read her story. She will inspire you' MALALA YOUSAFZAI Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. This did not stop her braving inconceivable odds to travel in her wheelchair from Syria in search of a new life. Sharing her full story for the first time, Nujeen recounts the details of her childhood and disability, as well as the specifics of her harrowing journey across the Mediterranean to Greece and finally to Germany to seek an education and the medical treatment she needs. Nujeen's story has already touched millions and in this book written with Christina Lamb, bestselling co-author of 'I Am Malala', she helps to put a human face on a global emergency.Trapped in a fifth floor apartment in Aleppo and unable to go to school, she taught herself to speak English by watching US television. As civil war between Assad's forces and ISIS militants broke out around them, Nujeen and her family fled first to her native Kobane, then Turkey before they joined thousands of displaced persons in a journey to Europe and asylum. She wanted to come to Europe, she said, to become an astronaut, to meet the Queen and to learn how to walk. In her strong, positive voice, Nujeen tells the story of what it is really like to be a refugee, to have grown up in a dictatorship only for your life to be blighted by war; to have left a beloved homeland to become dependent on others. It is the story of our times told through the incredible bravery of one remarkable girl determined to keep smiling.

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

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

Author: Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

The story that is inspiring the world. Read about Nujeen who escaped the hell of war in Aleppo and travelled to Europe in a wheelchair. `She is our hero. Everyone must read her story. She will inspire you' MALALA YOUSAFZAI Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. This did not stop her braving inconceivable odds to travel in her wheelchair from Syria in search of a new life. Sharing her full story for the first time, Nujeen recounts the details of her childhood and disability, as well as the specifics of her harrowing journey across the Mediterranean to Greece and finally to Germany to seek an education and the medical treatment she needs. Nujeen's story has already touched millions and in this book written with Christina Lamb, bestselling co-author of `I Am Malala', she helps to put a human face on a global emergency. Trapped in a fifth floor apartment in Aleppo and unable to go to school, she taught herself to speak English by watching US television. As civil war between Assad's forces and ISIS militants broke out around them, Nujeen and her family fled first to her native Kobane, then Turkey before they joined thousands of displaced persons in a journey to Europe and asylum. She wanted to come to Europe, she said, to become an astronaut, to meet the Queen and to learn how to walk. In her strong, positive voice, Nujeen tells the story of what it is really like to be a refugee, to have grown up in a dictatorship only for your life to be blighted by war; to have left a beloved homeland to become dependent on others. It is the story of our times told through the incredible bravery of one remarkable girl determined to keep smiling.

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

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

Author: Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2016

The story that is inspiring the world. Read about Nujeen who escaped the hell of war in Aleppo and travelled to Europe in a wheelchair. `She is our hero. Everyone must read her story. She will inspire you' MALALA YOUSAFZAI Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. This did not stop her braving inconceivable odds to travel in her wheelchair from Syria in search of a new life. Sharing her full story for the first time, Nujeen recounts the details of her childhood and disability, as well as the specifics of her harrowing journey across the Mediterranean to Greece and finally to Germany to seek an education and the medical treatment she needs. Nujeen's story has already touched millions and in this book written with Christina Lamb, bestselling co-author of `I Am Malala', she helps to put a human face on a global emergency. Trapped in a fifth floor apartment in Aleppo and unable to go to school, she taught herself to speak English by watching US television. As civil war between Assad's forces and ISIS militants broke out around them, Nujeen and her family fled first to her native Kobane, then Turkey before they joined thousands of displaced persons in a journey to Europe and asylum. She wanted to come to Europe, she said, to become an astronaut, to meet the Queen and to learn how to walk. In her strong, positive voice, Nujeen tells the story of what it is really like to be a refugee, to have grown up in a dictatorship only for your life to be blighted by war; to have left a beloved homeland to become dependent on others. It is the story of our times told through the incredible bravery of one remarkable girl determined to keep smiling.

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