The Burma Campaign UK is delighted to announce that the autobiography of Zoya Phan, the International Coordinator at Burma Campaign UK, is published in the UK today.
When Zoya was 14 years old the Burmese Army attacked her village and she was forced to flee. She lived in a refugee camp in Thailand before coming to the UK, where she now has asylum. She joined the Burma Campaign UK in 2005.
In the UK, Little Daughter is available in bookshops, online and from Burma Campaign UK.
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Amazon are selling the book for just £9.58 including delivery in the UK. The recommended retail price is £15.99.
The Burma Campaign UK is selling SIGNED COPIES for £16.25 including delivery in the UK. To order yours send a cheque made payable to Burma Campaign UK to: Burma Campaign UK, 28 Charles Sq, London, N1 6HT. Or call 020 7324 4715.
If you live outside the UK please see the note at the end of this email for details on where the book is being published worldwide.
ABOUT THE 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. 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.
WORLDWIDE SALES: Little Daughter is published this month in Asia (English language bookshops), and in Australia and New Zealand. The book will be published in Canada in June, and the USA summer 2010. (In the USA the book will be called Undaunted) In Germany, German language editions will be published later this year. In Netherlands, a Dutch edition will be published later this year. To get the latest news about the book, including global release dates, become a “Fan” of the book on Facebook here.
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