In Myanmar’s borderland conflict zones, promises of peace, a cease-fire, and renewed military action are wearily familiar.
Thant Myint-U, Yangon-based writer, historian and heritage conservationist, says he writes ‘with an eye to what the past might say about the present.’
You Need to Apologise to the People is in Burmese, written by a Burmese, about Burmese people, written as a collection of interviews.
The soul of Yangon reposes in buildings built at the sunrise hours of the twentieth century by British, Indian, and Chinese settler-traders.
Aung San Suu Kyi – who needs friends when a whole country is in love with you?
The latest in verse from around the Mekong region.
Only Lonely Planet can get you ‘off the beaten path,’ onto ‘the road less travelled.’
Myanmar was born under a dark star, emerging into independence on January 4, 1948 – and almost immediately falling apart.
Years after reading Orwell’s 1984, I came across a Winston Smith, a clerk who erased ‘unpersons.’
Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North devotes 125 pages to a single day of building a line that cost as many as 100,000 lives.