Little Daughter: A Memoir Of Survival In Burma And The West
by Zoya Phan; Damien Lewis
About This Book
Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma, to the Karen ethnic group. For decades the Karen have been under attack from Burma's military junta; Zoya's mother was a guerrilla soldier, her father a freedom activist. The family lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River and her early years were blissfully removed from the war.
At the age of 14, however, Zoya's childhood was shattered as the Burmese army attacked. Zoya and her family fled. So began two terrible years of running from guns, as Zoya joined thousands of refugees hiding in the jungle. Her family scattered, Zoya sought sanctuary across the border in a Thai refugee camp. In 2004, she fled to the UK and claimed asylum.
The following year, she gave the first of countless interviews with the world's media and became the face of a nation enslaved. By turns uplifting, tragic and entirely gripping, this is the extraordinary true story of the girl from the jungle who became an icon of a suffering land.
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