By Ma Yan
In 2001, whereas a French journalist used to be vacationing distant Ningxia province in northwest China, a Muslim lady donning the white headband of the Hui humans thrust the diaries of her daughter into his arms. the 3 small notebooks defined the girl's fight to get an schooling regardless of severe poverty. each one week Ma Yan and her more youthful brothers walked seven miles to college the place they stayed until eventually Friday evening after they again domestic. frequently their in simple terms meals used to be a small bowl of rice at noon. merely sometimes did they've got just a little funds to shop for a few greens out there or to trap a tractor trip domestic for the weekend. Ma Yan studied demanding, yet she didn't think profitable except she was once no 1 in her type. whilst she didn't rank first, she used to be berated by way of her mom and made to consider responsible for her loss of attempt. Her mom and dad labored regularly to make a greater lifestyles for his or her teenagers, farming their very own fields, harvesting plants for others, and accumulating the plant fa cai from the steppes north in their domestic. The girl's emotions for her mom have been robust and complicated, and she or he alternated among overwhelming love and rage on the injustices she suffered. whereas this ebook won't carry the curiosity of normal readers due to its overly didactic tone, it does paint a vibrant portrait of the lifestyle of a kid in part of the realm seldom visited.