Can a mother and her three youngest children escape to safety as soldiers attack their community? A new drama of survival set in a vicious ethnic cleansing campaign that killed 1,000s…
Azara and her family are members of the Rohingya ethnic minority and live in Myanmar. Life is not easy and her people are widely discriminated against, but her family manages to get by. Nassim, her husband, is a farmer as are most of her neighbors. When Army units assault the village without warning, in a campaign many now believe was premeditated and with murderous intent, they kill several people who were unwilling or unable to hide. The soldiers and others who follow in their wake then loot and burn everyone’s homes.
Azara has little choice but to flee the area at once, although her husband and eldest daughter are missing. Together with her two young sons and her youngest daughter, she joins surviving members of her community in a harrowing week-long trek through a hellish landscape of burnt-out villages and fearful, uprooted communities torn apart.
This book is a fictionalized account of Rohingya people fleeing their homes in Myanmar during a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign in 2017.