Memoir genre books (28)


1.

A Daughter of Han; the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman by Ida Pruitt, from the story told her by Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
2011 Reprint of 1945 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In "A Daughter of Han" author Ida Pruitt presents the autobiography of a Chinese working woman. Through this story the reader gains insight into the China of the poor, of women, and of the provinces. The subject of the autobiography, Ning Lao Tai-Tai, is also interesting as she lived in the period, the late 19th to mid 20th century, during which China underwent its most dramatic changes. This is a genuine, warm-blooded, dramatic chronicle of a woman's life, of the life of one... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

2.

A River in Darkness : One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa EN

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Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
Description:
Previously published in Japan in 2000. Translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown. First published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2017.
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

3.

Banker To The Poor : Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus EN

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Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
The inspirational story of how Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus invented microcredit, founded the Grameen Bank, and transformed the fortunes of millions of poor people around the world. Muhammad Yunus was a professor of economics in Bangladesh, who realized that the most impoverished members of his community were systematically neglected by the banking system -- no one would loan them any money. Yunus conceived of a new form of banking -- microcredit -- that would offer very small loans to the poorest people without collateral, and teach them how to manage and use their loans to create succes... continue

4.

Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour, David Hazard EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
Description:
The unforgettable story of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian with deep love for both Jews and Arabs. The birth of the modern Jewish nation is set against ancient and modern history.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

5.

China Cry : The Nora Lam Story by Nora Lam, Richard H. Schneider EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
Tells the true story of the love, courage, and struggles of one woman, Nora Lam, whose Christian faith led her to make the ultimate choice between life and death
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

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Defying Jihad : The Dramatic True Story of a Woman Who Volunteered to Kill Infidels - and Then Faced Death for Becoming One by Esther Ahmad EN

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Country: Asia / Pakistan flag Pakistan
Description:
If you truly love Allah, you will die for him. Your death will mean much reward for you and your family in heaven. Only death will prove your love. It was the final test. A chance to win not only the love of Allah, but the love of her father--something she had never been able to earn. Esther took a deep breath and raised her hand in the air. At the age of eighteen, she had just volunteered to become a suicide bomber. Defying Jihad is the true story of a girl growing up under radical Islamic rule, trained to believe her ultimate purpose was to serve Allah by dying as a jihadist. But two nights ... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

7.

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung EN

Rating: 3.5     31 Votes
Country: Asia / Cambodia flag Cambodia
Description:
One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed. Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet mir... continue
Recommended: 25 Apr 2021

8.

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey by Pascal Khoo Thwe EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Myanmar flag Myanmar
Description:
A former Burma student rebel leader describes his tribal upbringing, experiences with political turmoil and poverty, participation in the insurrection of 1988, and flight to England, where he attended Cambridge University.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

9.

Geisha : A Life by Mineko Iwasaki EN

Rating: 3.5     27 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture. Reprint.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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Growing Up bin Laden : Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World by Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, Jean Sasson EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Syria flag Syria
Description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia In their own words, Osama bin Laden's wife and son tell the astonishing story of the man they knew--or thought they knew--before September 11, 2001. The world knows Osama bin Laden as the most wanted terrorist of our time. But people are not born terrorists, and bin Laden has carefully guarded the details of his private life--until now, when his first wife and fourth-born son break the silence to take us inside his strange and secret world. In spine-tingling detail, Jean Sasson tells th... continue


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