I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp

By Anthony Del Col
Illustrators Illustrated by Fahmida Azim Edition


Publisher New Friday Imprint Diamond Book Distributors ISBN


I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp

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Discrimination: Religious,Illustrations/Images: Blood/Gore,Language: Infrequent Use,Language: Mild Language,Violence: Genocide,Violence: Self-Harm Reference/Discussion,Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion,Violence: Strong Violence,Violence: Torture


This graphic novella, from New Friday an imprint of Lev Gleason®, recounts the true story of Zumrat Dawut, as originally published in the independent online news organization, Insider, through interviews conducted by Anthony Del Col and testimony given to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Zumrat Dawut is a mother of three in the Xinjiang autonomous region in China, who was arrested and sent to a detention facility for simply being a Muslim. There, she endured brutal living conditions, torture, interrogations, anti-Muslim propaganda, and sterilization. But that was just the beginning of Zumrat’s troubles, who with her husband would soon hatch a plan to escape to America.

This story, featuring art by Golden Kit Award-Winner Fahmida Azim (Samira Surfs), and adapted by best-selling writer Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare), was originally published online by Insider. This print edition, published by New Friday an imprint of Lev Gleason®, includes a foreword by Nicholas Carlson, Global Editor-in-Chief of Insider, an interview with the creative team, a follow-up interview with Zumrat Duwat, a teaching/discussion guide, and process art.

I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp is a harrowing, evocative, and important story that will enthrall and enlighten readers worldwide.

Foreword. "A Follow-Up Interview with Zumrat Duwat." "A Conversation with the Creators of the Comic." "An Interview With Uyghur Human Rights Project's Louisa Greve." Teaching/Discussion Guide. Resources. Process art. Full-color photographs. Three-color illustrations.
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