BooksPlus are bringing former child soldier, Niromi de Soyza, to Bathurst to speak about her experiences as part of the Tamil Tigers on Wednesday 21st September at Bathurst Library.
Niromi has written of her experiences in her new book, 'Tamil Tigress', which has been chosen as one of the '50 Great Reads' in this year's National 'Get Reading' Campaign.
Leaving behind a shocked middle-class Sri Lankan family, Niromi& her lifelong friend Ajanthi, joined the Tamil Tigers as 17 year olds in 1987. Equipped only with a rifle and a cyanide capsule, they became part of the Tamil Tigers' first female contingent. They managed to survive on their wits in the jungle, facing not only the perils of war but starvation, illness and growing internal tensions among the militant Tigers.
Niromi's book explores how a well-educated, mixed-race, middle-class girl came to fight with the Tamil Tigers. Today she lives in Sydney with her husband and children. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to hear this extraordinary woman talk about her compelling story.
BooksPlus & Bathurst Library have organised for Niromi to speak at Bathurst Library on Wednesday 21st September at 6.15pm. Tickets are free & bookings can be made by contacting BooksPlus on 6331 5994 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting Bathurst Library in Keppel Street on 6333 6281. Its part of the Get Reading campaign!