Woman Who Fled War In The Middle East Writes Novel About Displaced Family07:25

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Hala Alyan was only 4 years old when she was forced to leave her home in Kuwait with her family, after Saddam Hussein led an Iraqi invasion of the country.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Alyan about her new novel "Salt Houses," which explores the challenges of being a family without a state, displaced by war.

This segment aired on May 26, 2017.


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