Released on 28 March 2013.

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Burying the Typewriter

Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police

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2013 Short-listed

The Orwell Prize


At 2 a.m. on 10 March 1983, Carmen Bugan’s father left the family home, alone. That afternoon, Carmen returned from school to find secret police in her living room. Her father’s protest against the regime had changed her life for ever. This is her story.