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“A story can speak to our hearts”

Ahead of her event with author Ben Okri at this year's Hay Festival, Book Aid International Trustee Zainab Umar shared her thoughts on the power of books.

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Books for a better life

Jocknus supports people fleeing war in South Sudan. He told us about what books mean for the youngest refugees.

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Eletina’s story

“Reading has made me somebody”

Eletina dreams of being an Oncologist when she's older, and the brand new books in her library are helping her to achieve that dream.

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Mayol's story

Escaping civil war

Mayol is a refugee. He dreams of returning home and building peace in South Sudan - and books in his school are helping him get there.

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Edna's story

Education and activism

Following a career as a nurse-midwife, Edna turned her attention to training the next generation of healthcare professionals.

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Omar's story

A Syrian childhood

Omar lives with his family in Syria. Civilians there live under constant threat, but books offer Omar an escape.

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