We Are Displaced

My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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After her father was murdered, María escaped in the middle of the night with her mother.

Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy.

Ajida escaped horrific violence but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe in their new makeshift home.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people 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, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her 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.

©2019 Malala Yousafzai (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Malala is such a force for good

I have never been hungry, displaced, or inconvenienced in any way. I am an Ivy League Med School grad and had my parents’ support all the way. My ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Score is 0, which is a perfect score. This is why Malala’s story and the stories of other girls and women are so important to me. Most of the world has not had my idyllic life. We must continue to fight for the rights of ALL girls and women. We are the majority, after all. Why are the men in charge?

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Very interesting!

I loved that the book was read by the actual young ladies. very moving and thought provoking

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Moving and Informative

If you have raised a daughter or daughters, this is a must read. The courageousness and depth of these young women is really inspiring.

In this world of deepening xenophobia and ignorance of immigration and complete lack of nuance in discussion of the complex issues, this is a really moving account of individual young women and their struggles and journeys. Not only have these women overcome tremendous personal trials but they have used their hardships to contribute to the betterment of the more than 60 million refugees that follow in their footsteps.

Deeply moving and inspiring and the narration is top notch.

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eye-opening

These are eye-opening, first hand accounts of what these girls have endured. I appreciate their honesty and bravery in sharing their stories with the world.

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NOT We are Malala.

I read I am Malala and I found it a page turner. I was fascinated, intrigued, and awestruck page after page. This one I only made it to about 1.5 hours in and couldn't do it anymore. It was not interesting. Skip this one.

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Eye-opener

To hear the stories of young refugees is incredible. Those things and stuff that they saw and have went through just unimaginable. The fight is real the fight continues today. Very inspirational stories. Courage of many to escape danger. This book is amazing and highly recommended. It open my eyes to a whole new world out there. Let’s support our fellow men and women around the world. And give shout out to all refugees.

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Inspirational stories of courage & resiliency!!!

This beautifully narrated collection of memoirs of displaced women from all over the world, offers insight into their experiences as refugees and the displaced. Their stories reveal woman who possess a courageousness beyond measure. Listening to each one, you first feel their despair, bewilderment, anger, and pain, and then, inspires you with their amazing endurance, strength, and hope. Most importantly, it oportunes the reader the perspective of being displaced, so that you may never again see or hear the word, "refugees" and think of "them" as some unknown mass of people, undeserving of being able to find a home. At the same time, it opens your eyes to the blessings in your life that are so often taken for granted. Your heart will be warmed and inspired with their grace, perseverance, and resiliency, as well as with their inner strength and appreciation for life. A must read!

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Bravo Malala

Refugee Stories that must heard. Heart breaking. Brought tears to my eyes as I listened intently to accounts of painful experiences.

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loved it

I learned so much and can not believe what these young women have endured. Thank you for sharing

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Must Read for Every one

Excellent Narration of the troubles that refugees go through to make a life and of course written for a noble cause.