Malala Yousafzai is writing about refugees for her next book

Pakistan       by Dawood Rehman | Published

Pakistan by Dawood Rehman | Published

We Are Displaced: True Stories of Refugee Lives is not Malala's first book.

According to The Bookseller, We Are Displaced will tell the stories of female refugees, with Malala writing about her own experiences as a refugee, as well as those of other women and girls she's met while visiting refugee camps in recent years. We Are Displaced will focus on the refugee experience and is described as an introduction for young readers to "what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you've ever known".

As Malala shared via a statement that the book is aimed at showing "humanity behind the statistics", the book will give readers a glimpse to the lives of refugees. She was shot in the head on her way home from school in October 2012 but survived. "We hear about millions of refugees, hundreds of migrants trapped on a boat or in a truck, but it's only when a truly shocking image appears in the news that people consider what's really going on", she said. Malala Yousafzai is famous as she was a vocal activist about a girls right to education in Pakistan, a right which was taken by the Taliban who had taken over her part of the country. I know what it's like to leave your home and everything you know.

As an author, Yousafzai is best known for her best-selling memoir I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World, which ranked on the New York Times best-seller list, and her picture book Malala's Magic Pencil.

She came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012, Malala continued campaigning on the world stage and in 2014 became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize victor. "I know the stories of so many people who have had to do the same", Yousafzai said.

The author's net sales proceeds from the book will go to the Malala Fund, the non-profit she co-founded with her father to help ensure girls around the world can get secondary education.

"We Are Displaced" is expected to be available in the market by 4 September 2018, however pre-orders can be made here.

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