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

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, 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.

The readers are Lisa Zahra, Sarah Agha, Shaniaz Hama Ali, Isabella Inchbald and Cherrelle Skeete.

Abridged and directed by Kate McAll.

A Pier Production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019.

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1 hour, 10 minutes

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Sun 13 Jan 2019 20:00

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