A young Rohingya boy learns from his grandfather that the white elephant is a symbol of peace and unity. When his people are violently exiled from their homeland of Myanmar, the boy must find a way to bring back cultural harmony. And save the white elephant. This story is part of The Asia Foundation's Gom Acho Collection.
Product Description: Children's illustrated picture book in English
Author: Mayyu Ali
Illustrator: Nabidur Rahman
For ages: 4 to 8 years
About the Author: Mayyu Ali is a Rohingya poet and the author of EXODUS: Between Genocide and Me. He has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Financial Times, The Independent, CNN, and Al Jazeera. He is the editor and co-founder of The Art Garden Rohingya, a community-led online platform which aims to revive Rohingya art, literature and culture. Mayyu was born in Arakan, Myanmar. During the violence in August 2017, he fled to Bangladesh with his family.
About the Illustrator: Nabidur Rahman is an animator, illustrator, VR artist and filmmaker from Bangladesh. Nabidur is passionate about telling stories. He uses different mediums of creative visual arts to express his thoughts and worldview through artwork. Nabidur obtained a degree in animation filmmaking at The Korea National University of Arts.