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First, They Erased Our Name: a Rohingya speaks

First, They Erased Our Name: a Rohingya speaks (EPUB ebook)

By Habiburahman
By Ansel, Sophie

For the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people. '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 don't yet know that I am... stateless.' Habiburahman was born in 1979 and raised in a small village in western Burma. When he was three years old, the country's military leader declared that his people, the Rohingya, were not one of the 135 recognised ethnic groups that formed the eight 'national races'. He was 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 and 2017, the government intensified the process of ethnic cleansing, and over 600,000 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 endured throughout his life until he escaped the country in 2000. 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 9781925693720
Published 6 Aug 2019
Publisher Scribe Publications
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925693720
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe
Released 6 Aug 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Habiburahman
By Ansel, Sophie
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Social Sciences
Ethnic Studies
Refugees & Political Asylum
Equal Opportunities
Politics & Government
International Humanitarian Law
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 305.89590591
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience