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Tala is just eight years old, but she’s experienced more than many people do in a lifetime. Born in Aleppo, Syria, just before civil war took hold, her early childhood was one of bombs and fear. When the situation in Syria became critical, like many others, Tala and her family took refuge in the UK, and wound up in Manchester.

Alongside Mostafa, her father, Tala tells her story to Anon, and reveals the reality of life in a new country from a child’s eyes – and how she’s creating a brighter future for herself. Shocking, funny and heart-warming, Tala’s story is at once unique, and yet has themes and moments that anyone from anywhere can relate to.

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