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The Girl From Aleppo

Nujeen’s Escape From War to Freedom
Narrated by: Raghad Chaar
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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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, 4,000 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, best-selling coauthor of I Am Malala.

A 16-year-old Syrian girl, Nujeen has the courage of a lion. With a strong, extraordinary voice, she tells the story of what it's really like to be a refugee and to have grown up through war and left a beloved homeland to become dependent on others. She 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.

©2016 Christina Lamb and Nujeen Mustafa (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Uplifting Personal story of Courage

The story of a young disabled girl escaping from wartorn Syria is at times sad but also immensely uplifting.I enjoyed the story of Nujeen as it was very much her perspective of life in Syria and her courageous escape from it to a new life. At times amusing, especially her love of the TV show "Days of our Lives" which helped her learn some English which came to be so helpful this is a really good listen.Well narrated.

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loved it

can't help but admire this girl and her sister, love how she describes the surroundings.

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  • Arlene Finnigan
  • 18-12-2018

An amazing story

This is a great, eye opening insight into the experience of a refugee - an unimaginably difficult journey for anyone, but even more so for a disabled teenage girl. The author is honest and very engaging. A must read for anyone wanting to know more about Syria and the refugee crisis.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-2020

Brilliant

Eloquent, interesting and funny, this book allows a fascinating insight into life in Syria and as a refugee with a physical disability and demonstrates the extraordinary level of fortitude, bravery, hope and trust these people showed. Lovely narration too.