Author(s): Michelle Aung Thin
A gripping story of one child's experience of the refugee crisis in Myanmar.
The men come at night. The first Hasina knows of it is her aunt's voice, urgent, full of fear. 'Up, up. Get up! ' The second thing is smoke. Then there is a scream. 'Run,' her father shouts. 'And don't stop!'
Hasina races deep into the Rakhine forest to hide with her cousin Ghadiya and her little brother, Araf. When they emerge some days later, it is to a silent, smouldering village. Their own house has not been burnt down but where are the rest of her family? Perhaps they have been gathered up and taken away … or worse.
So many Rohingyas are gone, how will she survive? Will her parents return? Hasina must find the courage to save her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity.