This is an edited extract of Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey From War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb. (Published by William Collins, £16.99)
Behram, Turkey, September 2, 2015
It was the first time I had seen the sea. Back in Aleppo I had barely ever left our fifth-floor apartment. We had heard from those who had gone before that on a fine summer day like this with a working motor a dinghy takes just over an hour to cross the strait.
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