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The Resource First, they erased our name : a Rohingya speaks, Habiburahman with Sophie Ansel ; translated by Andrea Reece

First, they erased our name : a Rohingya speaks, Habiburahman with Sophie Ansel ; translated by Andrea Reece

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First, they erased our name : a Rohingya speaks
Title
First, they erased our name
Title remainder
a Rohingya speaks
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Habiburahman with Sophie Ansel ; translated by Andrea Reece
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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, eventually reaching Australia by boat in December 2009. He spent nearly three years in detention centres before being released, and now lives in Melbourne. 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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contains biographical information
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10796786
Cataloging source
AU@
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1979-
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Habiburahman
Dewey number
305.895/8
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Ansel, Sophie
  • Reece, Andrea
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True
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  • Habiburahman
  • Rohingya (Burmese people)
  • Rohingya (Burmese people)
  • Rohingya (Burmese people)
  • Burma
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a Rohingya speaks
Label
First, they erased our name : a Rohingya speaks, Habiburahman with Sophie Ansel ; translated by Andrea Reece
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Publication
Note
Translation of: D'abord, ils ont effacé notre nom
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1126254537
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781947534858
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)1126254537
Label
First, they erased our name : a Rohingya speaks, Habiburahman with Sophie Ansel ; translated by Andrea Reece
Publication
Note
Translation of: D'abord, ils ont effacé notre nom
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1126254537
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781947534858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1126254537

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