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Tamil Tigress - My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War (Paperback) Loot Price: R329
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Tamil Tigress - My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War (Paperback): Niromi de Soyza

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Tamil Tigress - My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War (Paperback)

Niromi de Soyza

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Two days before Christmas in 1987, at the age of 17, Niromi de Soyza found herself in an ambush as part of a small platoon of militant Tamil Tigers fighting government forces in the bloody civil war that was to engulf Sri Lanka for decades. With her was her lifelong friend, Ajanthi, also aged 17. Leaving behind them their shocked middle-class families, the teenagers had become part of the Tamil Tigers' first female contingent. Equipped with little more than a rifle and a cyanide capsule, Niromi's group managed to survive on their wits in the jungle, facing not only the perils of war but starvation, illness and growing internal tensions among the militant Tigers. And then events erupted in ways that she could no longer bear. How was it that this well-educated, mixed-race, middle-class girl from a respectable family came to be fighting with the Tamil Tigers? Today she lives in Sydney with her husband and children; but Niromi de Soyza is not your ordinary woman and this is her compelling story.

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Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: July 2012
First published: June 2013
Authors: Niromi de Soyza
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 316
ISBN-13: 978-1-74331-070-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Revolutions & coups
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
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LSN: 1-74331-070-6
Barcode: 9781743310700

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