First, They Erased Our Name

Author: Habiburahman,Sophie Ansel

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693724

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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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.

The Ethics of Exile

Author: Ashwini Vasanthakumar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192564153

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Exiles have long been transformative actors in their homelands: they foment revolution, sustain dissent, and work to create renewed political institutions and identities back home. Ongoing waves of migration ensure that they will continue to play these vital roles. Rather than focus on what exiles mean for the countries they enter—a perspective that often treats them as passive victims—The Ethics of Exile recognises their political and moral agency, and explores their rich and vital relationship to the communities they have left. It offers a rare view of the other side of the migration story. Engaging with a series of case studies, this book identifies the responsibilities and rights exiles have and the important roles they play in homeland politics. It argues that exile politics performs two functions: it can correct defective political institutions back home, and it can counter asymmetries of voice and power abroad. In short, exiles can act both as a linchpin and a buffer between political communities in crisis and the international actors who seek to, variously, aid and exploit them. When we think about the duties we owe to those forced to leave their homes, we should consider how to enable rather than thwart these roles.

The Rohingya Crisis

Author: Nasir Uddin

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9354791387

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book is based on fieldwork conducted in refugee camps in India, Bangladesh and other countries, presenting new data on the Rohingya refugees and discussing policy issues.

From Bureaucracy to Bullets

Author: Bree Akesson,Andrew R. Basso

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978802714

Category: History

Page: 287

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From Bureaucracy to Bullets uses eight compelling case studies--from five continents and spanning the 20th and 21st centuries--to explore the concept of extreme domicide, or the intentional destruction of home as a result of political violence. Moving beyond mere description, From Bureaucracy to Bullets identifies common factors that contribute to extreme domicide, thereby providing human rights actors with a framework to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide

Author: Ronan Lee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 075560248X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The genocide in Myanmar has drawn global attention as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be presiding over human rights violations, forced migrations and extra-judicial killings on an enormous scale. This unique study draws on thousands of hours of interviews and testimony from the Rohingya themselves to assess and outline the full scale of the disaster. Casting new light on Rohingya identity, history and culture, this will be an essential contribution to the study of the Rohingya people and to the study of the early stages of genocide. This book adds convincingly to the body of evidence that the government of Myanmar has enabled a genocide in Rakhine State and the surrounding areas.

Lifetime Memories

Author: Yuni Astuti; Fatimah; Fredy Nugroho Setiawan; Sri Utami Budi

Publisher: Media Nusa Creative (MNC Publishing)

ISBN: 6024625723

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” — Virginia Woolf This anthology presents 50 selected personal narrative essays by the students of Study Program of English, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya who were taking Genre Based Writing Class. The personal narrative essay is one of the three genres that the students learned and practiced in this class. This book is expected to give an opportunity for the students to tell their personal experiences to a wider audience and to get inspired to write more. While reading the book, the audience will be able to catch a glimpse of what memorable experiences these young writers have. Some of these experiences are beautiful, some others are upsetting, scary, or sad, but all of them have taught an important lesson to the writers.

My Name Is Red

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307386465

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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The Nobel Prize winner and one of today's most prominent contemporary Turkish writers delivers a novel that is a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, a brilliant symposium on the power of art, and a “modern classic … rich and essential” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)—set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul. The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery—or crime?—lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power. Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar