Mamtimin Ala, a Uyghur intellectual from the Australian diaspora, published two books on the Uyghur genocide nearly simultaneously. His work addresses China's recent radical change in policies (especially since 2016) toward its Uyghur citizens in what is now called the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which the Uyghur diaspora prefers to call East Turkestan. Documented atrocities against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples include detention in a huge network of internment camps, intense surveillance, seizure of children, rape, and sexual harassment.1 Seven Western countries have already called China's crimes against the Uyghurs genocide. Scholars and legal experts are calling on the world to end this genocide.2

A Uyghur-language version of Ala's book aimed at a Uyghur readership was published at the end of 2020, followed by this one in English for the Anglophone public. The content of the two books is close to identical, although Ala states in the English-language...

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