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Gulbahar and Gulhumar Haitiwaji - How I Survived a Chinese 'Re-education' Camp: A Uyghur Woman's Story

Gulbahar and Gulhumar Haitiwaji - How I Survived a Chinese 'Re-education' Camp: A Uyghur Woman's Story

Gulbahar and Gulhumar Haitiwaji - How I Survived a Chinese 'Re-education' Camp: A Uyghur Woman's Story

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Dates and times

Saturday 14 May 2022
6:30PM - 7:30PM

The first memoir about the re-education camps by a Uyghur woman.

Gulbahar Haitiwaji was an executive in the Chinese oil industry before leaving for France in 2006 with her husband and children, who obtained the status of political refugees. In 2017 she was summoned in China for an administrative issue. Once there, she was arrested and spent more than three years in a secret network of jails. Thanks to the efforts of her family and the French foreign ministry she was freed and was able to return to France where she currently resides.

 
Now, she is the first female Uyghur survivor to give a connected and revealing account of life inside China’s brainwashing ‘re-education’ camps. Her account reads like a modern version of 1984. It tells the story of a woman confronted by an all-powerful state bent on crushing her spirit - and her struggle for freedom and dignity. This rare portrait of China’s gulag is visceral and internationally important.

Category: BME

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Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN