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 Prize winning journalist and the co author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala Christina Lamb now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero Nujeen Mustafa a teenage

  • Title: Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War‐Torn Syria in a Wheelchair
  • Author: Nujeen Mustafa Christina Lamb
  • ISBN: 9780062567734
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Prize winning journalist and the co author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope that lends a face toPrize winning journalist and the co author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, the Syrian refugee crisis.For millions around the globe, sixteen year old Nujeen Mustafa embodies the best of the human spirit Confined to a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy and denied formal schooling in Syria because of her illness, Nujeen taught herself English by watching American soap operas When her small town became the epicenter of the brutal fight between ISIS militants and US backed Kurdish troops in 2014, she and her family were forced to flee.Despite her physical limitations, Nujeen embarked on the arduous trek to safety and a new life The grueling sixteen month odyssey by foot, boat, and bus took her across Turkey and the Mediterranean to Greece, through Macedonia to Serbia and Hungary, and finally, to Germany Yet, in spite of the tremendous physical hardship she endured, Nujeen s extraordinary optimism never wavered Refusing to give in to despair or see herself as a passive victim, she kept her head high As she told a BBC reporter, You should fight to get what you want in this world Nujeen s positivity and resolve infuses this unforgettable story of one young woman determined to make a better life for herself Told by acclaimed British foreign correspondent Christina Lamb, Nujeen is a unique and powerful memoir that gives voice to the Syrian refugee crisis, helping us to understand that the world must change and offering the inspiration to make that change reality.

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    1. I love how Nujeen not only told of her month long journey towards freedom, but she also addresses the entire migrant/refugee crisis and the racism, discrimination and fear towards them and how what we're told in the media isn't always true. Nujeen wants all refugees to be seen as PEOPLE, not just a number. She also addresses the fact that a lot of refugees didn't want to leave their country and hope to one day return there. She says that yes, looking after migrants costs money, but these people [...]

    2. So Leid es mir tut, aber dieses Buch hat mir absolut nicht gefallen: Sämtliche Punkte, die das Buch zu einem guten Buch gemacht hätten, fehlen: Es ist unpersönlich, auf die Beschreibung der zwischenmenschlichen Ebene wird komplett verzichtet, Hintergründe werden einfach nicht erklärt, sie beschreibt oberflächlich, wie die Zustände der Reise bzw. Flucht waren (aber das ist doch der Grund, wieso ich ein Buch zur Flucht eines Mädchens lese) und das ganze erscheint so distanziert, dass es au [...]

    3. This memoir puts a different face on the Syrian refugee crisis. Nujeen was born with cerebral palsy and has spent her life in a wheelchair. She is a sixteen-year-old Kurdish girl and has very little formal education. She taught herself English by watching U.S. soap operas on television. In 2014 her City, Koban, was the center of fighting between ISIS and the U.S. backed Kurdish forces. They escaped to Aleppo where they lived a few years and then fled to Turkey.Her sister Nisreen helped her and t [...]

    4. Nujeen este o persoană ambiţioasă, zâmbitoare, curajoasă şi deşteaptă, iar povestea ei este una interesantă. Recomand! I-am dat doar 3 steluţe, pentru că sunt cam multe informaţii despre politică, ocupând pagini întregi, acest aspect m-a făcut să trag de carte aproape o săptămână. Mi-ar fi plăcut să aflu mai multe despre Nujeen şi ar fi fost pe placul meu dacă aveam şi câteva pagini cu poze din viaţa lui Nujeen, poze prezente în ediţia în limba engleză, dar, când [...]

    5. Such an incredible story. The refugee crisis is so relevant, especially here in Germany, and it was eye-opening to hear Nujeen's story of how she had to flee her country Syria in a wheelchair (!!) and how she settled here in Germany. While being a fangirl of Days of Our Lives, hahah.

    6. I fell in love with Nujeen Mustafa, like many did, when Last Week Tonight host John Oliver used BBC interview clips of the teenage Syrian refugee at a way station on the Serbian-Hungarian border as she traveled to Germany with her sister. She was so sweet and optimistic despite her unimaginably difficult journey and experiences in the war-torn homeland she’d fled. And she was so unabashedly in love with Days of Our Lives, it was impossible not to be charmed by her. And at the same time, heartb [...]

    7. I think I was expecting more of a memoir than history not that I dislike history. It just wasn't what I expected. I'd like to finish it though.I went back and finished this one and decided it is a 2.5 maybe even a solid 3 star. I really like Nujeen but truthfully it seems as though some of this may not be 100% true. Maybe I'm wrong. Did anyone else get that feeling though?Almost put it under "'written by the C.I.A." but decided that would be going a bit too far.Let me know what others thought of [...]

    8. (Ich habe es als Hörbuch gehört)Ein eindrucksvolles Buch, das meiner Meinung nach zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit erfährt. Ich kannte zwar viele der hier genannten Fakten schon, aber sie alle zusammengeführt und mit Nujeens Lebensgeschichte verknüpft zu sehen, hat mir die Augen geöffnet. Es ist ein bewegendes, wichtiges und aktuelles Buch, das mir neue Einblicke in das Leben von Flüchtlingen gegeben hat und mich gelehrt hat, mehr zu verstehen. Zudem war es mein erstes Buch über eine Frau im Roll [...]

    9. I want to put this book into the hands of every politician on the planet. Nujeen is the face and spirit of Syrians forced out of their homes. The abuse and obstacles she and her sister faced as they met barrier after barrier in their search for peace and rest.Let us show that we can learn from our mistakes and that we can take pride in doing the right thing, which is seeing refugees as people with the right to live anywhere they want.

    10. Me llegó muchísimo esta historia. Nujeen, pasa por mucho y nunca se rinde a pesar de su discapacidad. ¡Qué valiente!

    11. 3,5/5No se trata de una obra que destaque literariamente. Su estilo es correcto pero nada del otro mundo. Asimismo, la traducción deja un poco que desear. No obstante, se la recomiendo de corazón. Les conmoverá y les abrirá los ojos. Reseña completa: libros-prohibidos/nuje

    12. How do you rate someone's life story? This was a very interesting story of one person's escape from the war in Syria into Germany. This situation is something I wish my country (New Zealand) would do more about and make more of an effort to understand- myself included, so this was an important read in my opinion too.

    13. A fost o carte tristă, dar dincolo de tristețea ei am întâlnit o familie remarcabilă, o tânără ambițioasă, veselă, optimistă și determinată. Nujeen poate fi oricum, da numai tristă nu. Da, știe multe despre istoria neamului ei de kurzi, cei care sunt considerați orfanii lumii (un popor fără țară proprie), a încheiat o călătorie uimitor de grea pentru a ajunge de la război la pace, a suportat mii de kilometri de stat într-un scaun cu rotile pentru a se simți omcasicarti [...]

    14. Slightly ranty review. I think I need to stop reading memoirs.Nujeen's book certainly puts a face on the Syrian refugee crisis, but ugh, I feel like a total arse for saying this I didn't find it a particularly likeable one. I think I expected another Malala, who after seeing her on TV had me absolutely mesmerised by her eloquence and maturity, but unfortunately I didn't find this in Nujeen. Let's not mince around: her situation is absolutely horrific, and what she and the millions of other ref [...]

    15. "I hate the word refugee more than any word in the English language. In German it is Fluchtling, which is just as harsh. What it really means is a second-class citizen with a number scrawled on your hand or printed on a wristband, who everyone wishes would somehow go away. The year 2015 was when I became a fact, a statistic, a number. Much as I like facts, we are not numbers, we are human beings and we all have stories. This is mine" What an incredibly important and eye-opening story. Born with [...]

    16. This book was co-written by the same person who co-wrote Malala's book. It is an easy enough read to be suited to young adults but an interesting enough book to be read by adults as well. It tells the story of teenage Nujeen, a Kurdish girl from Syria who also happens to have a form of cerebral palsy. The book starts as she waits to board a boat to Lesbos in Greece but then goes back to her early days as the youngest child in a large family, spoiled by all because of her disability. Her family l [...]

    17. E' davvero difficile scrivere una recensione per una biografia, però sono davvero contenta di averla letta. La storia apre gli occhi sulle difficoltà incontrate dai migranti e dai rifugiati. Nel corso del viaggio di Nujeen non ci vengono mostrati solo la difficoltà della guerra e della disabilità, ma soprattutto la forza, il coraggio e la speranza di una ragazza piena di sogni. Ho apprezzato il fatto che nel libro siano presenti anche foto di Nujeen con la sua famiglia e con altre persone im [...]

    18. Több szempontból is érdekes volt olvasni ezt a könyvet. Egyrészt bepillanthattam a másik oldal életébe, gondolataiba, másrészt kissé összeszedettebbé vált az elmúlt évek történése. Bár ne ilyen apropóból lett volna átláthatóbb. Kicsit tudathasadásos volt például az a rész, amikor elérkeztek a határhoz, melyet addigra már lezártak a kerítéssel. Vagy hogy mit gondoltak a politikánkról.Hihetetlen, mekkora kitartás volt ebben a lányban, hogy nekivágott ennek a [...]

    19. Honestly, I never would have chosen this book to read outside of school, but I'm so glad that I did. It opened my eyes to the real, personal, horrific trials that refugees face. Nujeen displayed so much kindness, good humor, and optimism throughout her journey. I also love that this book is interactive: I looked up a lot of the real places and videos that Nujeen mentions. She includes very discussive themes like living with a disability, knowing the importance of home, sibling relationships, and [...]

    20. Fantastic eye opener!Nujeen is funny and its amazing how she stayed so positive through out all the dreadful stuff she went through! This book has opened my heart more towards refugees and I hope it opens many more hearts across the world. Thank you for telling your story Nujeen. X

    21. If you think you know the life of Syrian refugees, you best think again. Right-wing republicans prepare to lose some followers because the story of Nujeen Mustafa with moments that can be anything from spirit lifting to heart-wrenching is the REAL story of middle eastern refugees; war, desperation, horror, and escape.

    22. It perfectly says what Nujeen had to got through while escaping from war in Syria. It's a book that everyone should read one day. It may help people who don't want refugees in their own country to understand what refugees had been through, they may change their mind.

    23. The book gives a face to the global emergency, as a mass migration of asylum seekers from western and south Asia, Africa and the Western Balkans continues to reach European shores.

    24. "Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, the Syrian refugee crisis.For millions around the globe, sixteen-year-old Nuje [...]

    25. I'm not going to go into great detail about this book to save arguments. I believe that everyone deserves freedom and a place to call home. No one should have to stuffer in any way to have basic human needs met. If taxes have to be higher so be it. My only issue is that I wish the writing style was more mature. For two adult women it is written very child-like. Have faith in your audience, we will understand what is written. It doesn't have to be dumbed down. It's an interesting and easy read. T [...]

    26. قصة ملهمة ومؤلمة بها الكثير من العذاب والآلم والرغبة بالحياة بجنونِ

    27. Ce témoignage est tout simplement incroyable. Je viens de le finir et je suis encore toute émue par cette lecture. On connait tous la traversée des réfugiés syriens quittant leur pays en guerre sous le régime Assad, pour l'Europe, dont l'Allemagne et la France. Mais dans cette foule, nous rencontrons Nujeen Mustafa, c'est cette jeune fille sur la couverture, âgée de 16 ans, tellement intelligente, si admirable et attendrissante dans ses réactions, qu'il est impossible de ne pas l'aimer. [...]

    28. I received this book from .I remember hearing about Nujeen last year from the Television. I didn't think much of the crippled refuge girl from Syria back then. Now, I'm holding her book in my hands and it changes everything.Can you imagine? Can any anyone who has been nothing but safe all their life really imagine what it is like to live in a war-zone? To have terrorists running around freely, and your own government bombing you with no intervention from other countries? To absolutely have no ot [...]

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