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    DescriptionZoya 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. She lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River; she hunted for edible fungi with her much-loved adopted brother, Say Say. Many Karen are Christian or Buddhist, but Zoya's parents were animist, venerating the spirits of forest, river and moon. Her early years were blissfully removed from the war. At the age of fourteen, however, Zoya's childhood was shattered as the Burmese army attacked. With their house in flames, 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. Conditions in the camp were difficult, and Zoya now had to care for her ailing mother. Zoya, a gifted pupil, was eventually able to escape, first to Bangkok and then, with her enemies still pursuing her, in 2004 she fled to the UK and claimed asylum. The following year, at a 'free Burma' march, she was plucked from the crowd to appear on the BBC, the first of countless interviews with the world's media. She became the face of a nation enslaved, rubbing shoulders with presidents and film stars. 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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    Title
    Little Daughter
    Subtitle
    A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zoya Phan, With Damien Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847394262
    ISBN 10: 1847394264
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMB
    BIC subject category V2: JPW, JPVR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000
    DC22: 959.1053092
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMB
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FM
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, map
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    27 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Zoya Phan is a 28-year-old ethnic Karen refugee from Burma. As a teenager she was forced to flee her country after her village was attacked by the Burmese Army. She now lives in London and works for the human rights organization Burma Campaign UK. See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW4fd8pUb1M