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A stone is most precious where it belongs : a memoir of Uyghur exile, hope, and survival

Hoja, Gulchehra (author.).

Summary: "In February 2018, twenty-four members of Gulchehra Hoja's family disappeared overnight. Her crime-and thus that of her family-was her award-winning investigations on the plight of her people, the Uyghurs, whose existence and culture is being systematically destroyed by the Chinese government. A Stone is Most Precious Where it Belongs is Gulchehra's stunning memoir, taking us into the everyday world of life under Chinese rule in East Turkestan (more formally as the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China), from her idyllic childhood to its modern nightmare. The grandchild of a renowned musician and the daughter of an esteemed archaeologist, Gulchehra grew up with her people's culture and history running through her veins. She showed her gifts early on as a dancer, actress, and storyteller, putting her on a path to success as a major television star. Slowly though, she began to understand what China was doing to her people, as well as her own complicity as a journalist. As her rising fame and growing political awakening coincided, she made it her mission to expose the crimes Beijing is committing in the far reaches of its nation, no matter the cost. Reveling in the beauty of East Turkestan and its people-its music, its culture, its heritage, and above all its emphasis on community and family-this groundbreaking memoir gives us a glimpse beyond what the Chinese state wants us to see, showcasing a woman who was willing to risk not just her own life, but also that of everyone she loves, to expose her people's story to the world." --

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780306828843
  • ISBN: 0306828847
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Part I Growing up in the Uyghur homeland -- Part II A fall to earth -- Part III The seeds of disillusionment -- Part IV A new start and a new low -- Part V A sense of purpose -- Epilogue.
Subject: Hoja, Gulchehra
Journalists China Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu Biography
Uighur (Turkic people) China Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu Biography
Uighur (Turkic people) Crimes against China Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu
Uighur (Turkic people) United States Biography
Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China) Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Uighur (Turkic people)
China Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu
United States
Genre: Biography.

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