Simon & Schuster UK Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma. to the Karen ethnic group For decades the Karen have been under attack from Burmas military junta; Zoyas mother was. . a guerrilla soldier. her father a freedom activist She lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River;. she hunted for edible fungi with her much-loved adopted brother. Say Say Many Karen are Christian or Buddhist. but Zoyas parents were animist. venerating the spirits of forest. river and moon. Her early years were blissfully removed from the war. At the age of fourteen. however. Zoyas childhood was shattered as the Burmese army attacked. With their house in flames. Zoya and her family fled. So began two terrible years of running from guns. as Zoya joined thousands of refugees hiding in the jungle. Her family scattered.
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