We Are Displaced [book Of The Week]

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Analisa's story20190110

Malala says that while many women and children flee wars and terrorism, sometimes the violence and oppression are within the community, or even the home. When Analisa's parents both died in Guatemala, and she found herself left in the care of a step-brother who exploited her, her only option was to risk everything for what she prayed would be a better life.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Analisa flees Guatemala and risks everything for a better life.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Analisa's story2019011020190111 (R4)

Malala says that while many women and children flee wars and terrorism, sometimes the violence and oppression are within the community, or even the home. When Analisa's parents both died in Guatemala, and she found herself left in the care of a step-brother who exploited her, her only option was to risk everything for what she prayed would be a better life.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Analisa flees Guatemala and risks everything for a better life.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Analisa's story20190110

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She says that while many women and children flee wars and terrorism, sometimes the violence and oppression are within the community, or even the home. When Analisa's parents both died in Guatemala, and she found herself left in the care of a step-brother who exploited her, her only option was to risk everything for what she prayed would be a better life.

Read by Isabella Inchbald
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Analisa flees Guatemala and risks everything for a better life.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Analisa's story2019011020190111 (R4)

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She says that while many women and children flee wars and terrorism, sometimes the violence and oppression are within the community, or even the home. When Analisa's parents both died in Guatemala, and she found herself left in the care of a step-brother who exploited her, her only option was to risk everything for what she prayed would be a better life.

Read by Isabella Inchbald
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Analisa flees Guatemala and risks everything for a better life.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Malala's story20190107

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. As the poet Warsan Shire says in her poem Home, "No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well."

All that differentiates the young women whose stories we'll hear this week is that they found themselves in the middle of a conflict which forced them to leave their homes, their loved ones, and the only lives they had known.

This first extract tells of the events that drove Malala from her home in the Swat Valley, Pakistan, and how she came to be in a hospital bed in Birmingham.

With a prologue recorded by Malala.

Read by Lisa Zahra.
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

How Malala became a target for the Taliban when she was just 15 years old.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Malala's story2019010720190108 (R4)

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. As the poet Warsan Shire says in her poem Home, "No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well."

All that differentiates the young women whose stories we'll hear this week is that they found themselves in the middle of a conflict which forced them to leave their homes, their loved ones, and the only lives they had known.

This first extract tells of the events that drove Malala from her home in the Swat Valley, Pakistan, and how she came to be in a hospital bed in Birmingham.

With a prologue recorded by Malala.

Read by Lisa Zahra.
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

How Malala became a target for the Taliban when she was just 15 years old.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Malala's story20190107

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. As the poet Warsan Shire says in her poem 'Home': 'No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well.' All that differentiates the young women whose stories we'll hear this week, is that they found themselves in the middle of a conflict which forced them to leave their homes, their loved ones, and the only lives they had known.

This first extract tells of the events that drove Malala from her home in the Swat Valley, Pakistan, and how she came to be in a hospital bed in Birmingham. With a prologue recorded by Malala.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

How Malala became a target for the Taliban when she was just 15 years old.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Malala's story2019010720190108 (R4)

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. As the poet Warsan Shire says in her poem 'Home': 'No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well.' All that differentiates the young women whose stories we'll hear this week, is that they found themselves in the middle of a conflict which forced them to leave their homes, their loved ones, and the only lives they had known.

This first extract tells of the events that drove Malala from her home in the Swat Valley, Pakistan, and how she came to be in a hospital bed in Birmingham. With a prologue recorded by Malala.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

How Malala became a target for the Taliban when she was just 15 years old.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Marie Claire's story20190111

Malala chose to include Marie Claire in We Are Displaced because her story had made a huge impression on her. She remembers Marie Claire not only for the story she told but also for the story she didn’t. 'When she spoke, I felt her trauma as well as her triumph. The picture of this moment, as she revealed her past, is still in my head.'
Marie Claire was born in the Congo and spent the first four years of her life on the run in the bush. Displaced by war from the moment of her birth, she had never known peace. As they headed south towards Zambia, Marie Claire and her family travelled at dead of night and slept by day beneath thorny bushes to protect themselves from wild animals. Unfortunately Zambia proved to be far from a safe haven but Marie Claire never forgot her mother's inspiring words.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Marie Claire flees war in the Congo but Zambia proves far from a safe haven.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Marie Claire's story2019011120190112 (R4)

Malala chose to include Marie Claire in We Are Displaced because her story had made a huge impression on her. She remembers Marie Claire not only for the story she told but also for the story she didn’t. 'When she spoke, I felt her trauma as well as her triumph. The picture of this moment, as she revealed her past, is still in my head.'
Marie Claire was born in the Congo and spent the first four years of her life on the run in the bush. Displaced by war from the moment of her birth, she had never known peace. As they headed south towards Zambia, Marie Claire and her family travelled at dead of night and slept by day beneath thorny bushes to protect themselves from wild animals. Unfortunately Zambia proved to be far from a safe haven but Marie Claire never forgot her mother's inspiring words.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Marie Claire flees war in the Congo but Zambia proves far from a safe haven.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Marie Claire's story20190111

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She chose to include Marie Claire because her story had made huge impression on her. She remembers Marie Claire not only for the story she told but also for the story she didn’t.

"When she spoke, I felt her trauma as well as her triumph. The picture of this moment, as she revealed her past, is still in my head."

Marie Claire was born in the Congo and spent the first four years of her life on the run in the bush. Displaced by war from the moment of her birth, she had never known peace. As they headed South towards Zambia, Marie Claire and her family travelled at dead of night, and slept by day beneath thorny bushes to protect themselves from wild animals. Unfortunately Zambia proved to be far from a safe haven but Marie Claire never forgot her mother's inspiring words.

Read by Cherrelle Skeete
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Marie Claire flees war in the Congo, but Zambia proves far from a safe haven.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Marie Claire's story2019011120190112 (R4)

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She chose to include Marie Claire because her story had made huge impression on her. She remembers Marie Claire not only for the story she told but also for the story she didn’t.

"When she spoke, I felt her trauma as well as her triumph. The picture of this moment, as she revealed her past, is still in my head."

Marie Claire was born in the Congo and spent the first four years of her life on the run in the bush. Displaced by war from the moment of her birth, she had never known peace. As they headed South towards Zambia, Marie Claire and her family travelled at dead of night, and slept by day beneath thorny bushes to protect themselves from wild animals. Unfortunately Zambia proved to be far from a safe haven but Marie Claire never forgot her mother's inspiring words.

Read by Cherrelle Skeete
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Marie Claire flees war in the Congo, but Zambia proves far from a safe haven.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Sabreen's story20190109

Malala chose to include the stories of sisters Zaynab and Sabreen in We Are Displaced because their paths ended up being so different. Both sisters fled the war in Yemen and went to Egypt. When her older sister was granted a visa to the United States, Sabreen fully expected to get one too. So it came as a huge shock when her application was refused. No reason was ever given. While Zaynab went on to have a good life and education in Minnesota, Sabreen, who had been left behind, took the only option she felt she had: to pay a large sum of money to a man who promised to take her across the Mediterranean by boat.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Sabreen makes a desperate journey across the Mediterranean.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Sabreen's story2019010920190110 (R4)

Malala chose to include the stories of sisters Zaynab and Sabreen in We Are Displaced because their paths ended up being so different. Both sisters fled the war in Yemen and went to Egypt. When her older sister was granted a visa to the United States, Sabreen fully expected to get one too. So it came as a huge shock when her application was refused. No reason was ever given. While Zaynab went on to have a good life and education in Minnesota, Sabreen, who had been left behind, took the only option she felt she had: to pay a large sum of money to a man who promised to take her across the Mediterranean by boat.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Sabreen makes a desperate journey across the Mediterranean.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Sabreen's story20190109

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She chose to include the stories of sisters Zaynab and Sabreen because their paths ended up being so different. Both sisters fled the war in Yemen and went to Egypt. When her older sister was granted a visa to the United States, Sabreen fully expected to get one too. So it came as a huge shock when her application was refused. No reason was ever given. While Zaynab went on to have a good life and education in Minnesota, Sabreen, who had been left behind, took the only option she felt she had - to pay a large sum of money to a man who promised to take her across the Mediterranean by boat.

Read by Shaniaz Hama Ali
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Sabreen makes a desperate journey across the Mediterranean.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Sabreen's story2019010920190110 (R4)

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She chose to include the stories of sisters Zaynab and Sabreen because their paths ended up being so different. Both sisters fled the war in Yemen and went to Egypt. When her older sister was granted a visa to the United States, Sabreen fully expected to get one too. So it came as a huge shock when her application was refused. No reason was ever given. While Zaynab went on to have a good life and education in Minnesota, Sabreen, who had been left behind, took the only option she felt she had - to pay a large sum of money to a man who promised to take her across the Mediterranean by boat.

Read by Shaniaz Hama Ali
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Sabreen makes a desperate journey across the Mediterranean.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Zaynab's story20190108

Malala says that many people imagine refugees should feel only two things: gratitude toward the countries that granted them asylum, and relief to be safe. Zaynab felt both of those things when she escaped the war in Yemen and was granted a visa to the United States. But she also experienced other emotions, including the huge sense of loss that comes with leaving behind everything you know, including your own sister.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Two young sisters flee the war in Yemen but end up taking very different paths.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Zaynab's story2019010820190109 (R4)

Malala says that many people imagine refugees should feel only two things: gratitude toward the countries that granted them asylum, and relief to be safe. Zaynab felt both of those things when she escaped the war in Yemen and was granted a visa to the United States. But she also experienced other emotions, including the huge sense of loss that comes with leaving behind everything you know, including your own sister.

A Pier Production, abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

Two young sisters flee the war in Yemen but end up taking very different paths.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Zaynab's story20190108

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She says that many people imagine refugees should feel only two things - gratitude toward the countries that granted them asylum, and relief to be safe. Zaynab felt both of those things when she escaped the war in Yemen and was granted a visa to the United States. But she also experienced other emotions, including the huge sense of loss that comes with leaving behind everything you know, including your own sister.

Read by Sarah Agha
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Two young sisters flee the war in Yemen but end up taking very different paths.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Zaynab's story2019010820190109 (R4)

Malala Yousafzai collected the stories in We Are Displaced to show that refugees are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

She says that many people imagine refugees should feel only two things - gratitude toward the countries that granted them asylum, and relief to be safe. Zaynab felt both of those things when she escaped the war in Yemen and was granted a visa to the United States. But she also experienced other emotions, including the huge sense of loss that comes with leaving behind everything you know, including your own sister.

Read by Sarah Agha
Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

Two young sisters flee the war in Yemen but end up taking very different paths.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres