Date: Sunday, January 15 2017.
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. Her struggles took her on an extraordinary journey to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she was the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Christina Lamb, who co-wrote the memoir with Malala, will tell us what it was like to work with her, bringing alive this exceptional girl.
Lamb’s second book is about another extraordinary girl: Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breath-taking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope. It lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, the Syrian refugee crisis.
“A riveting memoir… this is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls.” – The Washington Post.
- Participant: Christina Lamb.
- Moderator: Sanjana Hattotuwa.
Jetwing Hotels is happy to be associated with Christina Lamb’s visit to the Festival. Her travel is sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines.