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Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier…

Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody…

by Niromi De Soyza

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Story about a young tamil girl who joins the Tamil Insurgency conducted by the LTTE. A tale of unparalleled grit, tenacity and bravery.
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
Story about a young tamil girl who joins the Tamil Insurgency conducted by the LTTE. A tale of unparalleled grit, tenacity and bravery.
  kkhambadkone | Jan 17, 2016 |
This biography of children soldiers captivated most of our Monday night group. Mary had attended an author’s talk on the book and was inspired by her tenacity and strength. She also felt de Soyza’s mother, who she also met, had an interesting story to tell.
A few of us felt that young freedom fighters are no doubt drawn to the romance of revolution and Vanessa saw many similarities to Che Guevara’s struggle in this book. She also felt it was important to remember that the Tamil Tigers were but children and their actions more often than not reflected this.
We found the historical and political background offered enlightening and the gained knowledge helped with understanding the circumstances of Sri Lanka at the time.
Jean found she was in the wrong frame of mind for this story and was not up to reading of more conflict in the world, as it seemed systematic to what is still happening throughout many places today.
Over all, the opinions were positive though and our group as a whole gave this bio a thumbs up. We agree that all conflicts have two sides and de Soyza has done a good job of recounting her years fighting as a Tamil Tigress. ( )
  DaptoLibrary | Jan 21, 2013 |
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In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this is her story of her time as a guerrilla.… (more)

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