I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp by Zumrat Dawut
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Release Date: April 11, 2023
This short but evocative graphic novella tells the story of a Uyghur woman who is sent away to a reeducation camp and who is also sterilized against her will. It shows the brutality of China’s totalitarianism at its most oppressive. It’s easy to see China as a fairly benign – if autocratic – regime until one learns about the Orwellian nightmare that exists for some minorities deep within the country.
FYI – This book won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for “Illustrated Reporting and Commentary.”
I’d highly recommend reading this work as it shines a light deep down the rabbit hole of Chinese governance.
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