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First, they Erased Our Name: A Rohingya speaks

First, they Erased Our Name: A Rohingya speaks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Habiburahman
By Ansel, Sophie

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I am three years old and will have to grow up with the hostility of others. I am already an outlaw in my own country, an outlaw in the world. I am three years old, and I don't yet know that I am stateless. Habiburahman was born in 1979 and raised in a small village in western Bur...ma. When he is three years old, the country's military leader declares that his people, the Rohingya, are not one of the eight recognised national races. He is left stateless in his own country. Since 1982, millions of Rohingya have had to flee their homes as a result of extreme prejudice and persecution. In 2016, the government began a process of ethnic cleansing and over 700,000 Rohingya people were forced to cross the border into Bangladesh. Here, for the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the truth behind this global humanitarian crisis. Through the eyes of a child, we learn about the historic persecution of the Rohingya people and witness the violence Habiburahman endures throughout his life until he escapes the country in 2001. First, They Erased Our Name is an urgent, moving memoir about what it feels like to be repressed in one's own country and a refugee in others. It gives voice to the voiceless.
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ISBN 9781925849110
Published NZ 6 Aug 2019
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925849110
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 6 Aug 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Habiburahman
By Ansel, Sophie
Category Biography & Autobiography
Ethnic Studies
Refugees & Political Asylum
Equal Opportunities
International Humanitarian Law
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 305.89590591
Weight 343g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rohingya Burmese people, Rohingya Burmese people - Crimes against, Burma - Ethnic relations
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade