‘I Am Malala’ Author to Co-Write Book With Teenage Syrian Refugee

By Dianna Dilworth 

HarperCollins has acquired the world rights for a memoir by Nujeen Mustafa, a teenage Syrian refugee who travelled from Syria to Germany in a wheelchair.

British foreign correspondent and co-author of I Am Malala Christina Lamb will co-write the book. Arabella Pike, publishing director of William Collins, HarperCollins UK, acquired the title from David Godwin at David Godwin Associates.

The book will be published in September 2016 by William Collins in the UK. The release will be followed up with a publication by HarperWave in the U.S. and it will also be translated into nine languages including German, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese (excluding Brazil).