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Diary of Ma Yan: The Life of a Chinese Schoolgirl
This moving tale of a young girl with an indomitab

Our Price: $22.00
By Ma Yan (au); Pierre Haski (ed)
Year: 2005
Pages: 208
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1-84408-180-X

Product Code: 1422357120

This moving tale of a young girl with an indomitable spirit, wonderful humor & thirsty intelligence, was pressed into the hands of a foreign journalist -- & changed Ma Yan’s world. A few years ago in the remote village of Zhangjiashu in the Ningxia region of northern China, Ma Yan was distraught because her parents could not afford to keep her in school. At age 13 she wrote: “No more money for school this year. I till the land in order to pay for my brothers’ schooling. When I think of the happy times at school, I can almost imagine myself there. How I want to study!” Now she is the author of “The Diary of Ma Yan,” which has appeared in 17 lang. Thanks to its pub., her family is no longer poor, & 250 other Ningxia child. can now continue to study.

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