Diary of a Girl in Changi
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Diary of a Girl in Changi is the moving personal account of a young girl living in the midst of hardship and adversity. Written on scraps of paper which were kept hidden in her quarters, Sheila Allan's diary is a record of the daily lives of those interned in Changi. On the one hand, these were years of wasted youth; on the other, they provided a rich learning experience i...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published August 2nd 2005 by Kangaroo Press (first published July 1994)
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Merredith
at first, i found this book educational. i knew nothing of the internment of people by japan in the war. sheila had written a diary throughout her internment, and years later, has published it. they had a poor diet, and not enough beds, so that people slept outside. besides that, they had concerts, lectures, school, art, teas, etc. a very weird juxtaposition. and this girl was so innocent! at 17 or so, she still thought babies were made through a kiss. after a while, the diary gets boring. i cou...more
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