"I live in a world where every human right has been denied to me and my people ... But surviving a tragedy is not living. Living means having a purpose, living lives, learning new things, having a career, hopes, and dreams that are not fantasy but can actually have a chance at becoming a reality someday. It is more than existing." *** Having fled from Myanmar at a young age, Ziaur Rahman's story is one of survival. From the heavily controlled regime of the refugee camps in Bangladesh, bleak depths of the sea, and the Covid-19 crisis, the politics of being a refugee are explored in this deep, immensely personal narrative. *** " Ziaur's story is one of resilience, courage, and conviction ... a compelling reminder that Myanmar's genocide and citizenship stripping practices have a far-reaching impact on Roghinyas living outside the country across multiple generations." – Maung Zarni and Natalie Brinham co-authors of Essays on Myanmar's Genocide of Roghinyas (2012-2018)
1. Ziaur Rahman 1974- - Anecdotes. 2. Refugees - Burma - Anecdotes. 3. Rohingya (Burmese people). 4. Burma - Politics and government.