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Title Lost at 15, Found at 50: Travel, trials & tribulations in foreign lands  
ISBN 9789814828826
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
Ashwini Devare
Specifications 130mm x 198mm / 250pp / Paperback
Publication Date Oct-2018
Target Audience General
Price (SGD) SGD 21.50 BUY NOW
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About the Book

From the Soviet Union’s lron Curtain to Burma’s Bamboo Curtain and Sikkim to Seoul, this autobiography follows the journey of a young girl whose life was a cross-continental rollercoaster ride.

By the time she was fifteen, Ashwini Devare had lived in six countries. Her globetrotting life continued when she became a journalist, and her story culminates in the tropical foliage of Singapore.

With a front row seat to political developments and upheavals around the world, Devare chronicles a lifetime of nomadic living: Moscow at the height of the Cold War, a far-right Switzerland pushing to limit immigration, America mired in the Vietnam War, Sikkim in the midst of a pro-democracy movement that would overthrow the monarchy, India during turbulent times and South Korea, where student demonstrations convulsed the country.

This book is a vibrant reflection by a singular voice on adventure, identity and courage.

“This is not a history of great world events – that is in the backdrop – but of what it was really like to live through those times.”
—SANJEEV SANYAL, Author and economist

“Based on a life that has seen the author move through a series of exciting opportunities for travel and work and the reader is given a front seat in a ride that is as enriching as it is illuminating.”
– Prof RAJEEV PATKE, Yale-NUS College, Singapore

About the Author

A former correspondent with the BBC’s Asia Business Report and CNBC Asia, ASHWINI DEVARE’s first book, Batik Rain, received critical acclaim and was Longlisted for the Frank O Connor International Short Story award in 2014. She has a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the American University in Washington DC, and currently lives in Singapore.

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