Meet the Author: Nujeen Mustafa

Author Bio and Details

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.

Books by Nujeen Mustafa

The Girl from Aleppo

Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom

Book cover image: The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom

The inspiring true story of a 16-year-old Nujeen Mustafa, a wheelchair-bound Syrian refugee who survived the perilous journey to Germany, where she sought the cerebral palsy treatment and education she was denied. Co-written by prize-winning correspondent and co-author of New York Times bestseller I am Malala, Christina Lamb, Nujeen's story will give voice to the refugee crisis of our time.  More »

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