We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World (Hardback)Malala Yousafzai (author)
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In I Am Malala, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai told a story of bravery and survival that became a symbol of resistance around the world. We Are Displaced is her powerful and timely follow-up. As a work of oral history it is astonishing reminder of the collective power of personal testimony. Poignant and at times harrowing, nevertheless the lasting impression of these accounts is one of hope and resilience that crucially puts a human face to what is all too often reduced to a catalogue of statistics.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.
Malala's experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement - first as an Internally Displaced Person when she was a young child in Pakistan, and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world, except to the home she loved. In We Are Displaced, which is part memoir, part communal storytelling, Malala not only explores her own story of adjusting to a new life while longing for home, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys - girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they've ever known.
In a time of immigration crises, war and border conflicts, We Are Displaced is an important reminder from one of the world's most prominent young activists that every single one of the 68.5 million currently displaced is a person - often a young person - with hopes and dreams, and that everyone deserves universal human rights and a safe home.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 220 x 138 x 28 mm
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Most people know the background to Malala arriving in the UK, but we should remember she is not the only one.
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“Stories to stay with you”
At a superficial level, this is an easy read - short chapters, easy and accessible language.
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Didn’t give as much insight as I had hoped
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