First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

01 October 2019

Habiburahman with Sophie Ansel

This memoir by the Rohingya writer Habiburahman, who was three years old when Myanmar’s leader declared the Rohingya community stateless, reflects on the historic persecution of his community. It also tells the story of his own escape from Myanmar, in 2000, and the time he spent in detention centres in Australia, where he arrived ten years ago.

Penguin, 256 pages, Rs 499

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