From behind the walls of Burma’s prisons to the 1988 uprising and to the border towns and communities of displaced ethnic groups, this new book, ‘The Cell, Exile and the New Burma’, revisits many of the stops in this Southeast Asian country’s more recent history. What does Burma’s past tell us about the future in its bumpy road of political transition?
The book’s articles span 17 years, across which the author’s selected reportage focuses the struggle of Burma – and by a countle
ss number of its people – to break free of political repression and conflict. They are a reminder of the cost behind Burma’s tenuous political transition, and of the value of documenting both personal history and historical memories that are valuable in shaping future societies.
There will be an interview-format discussion with the author at the book launch.
This discussion is being organised by the Reporting ASEAN program (hosted by Probe Media Foundation Inc) and to be held at SEA Junction. (SEA Junction is located at Suite 408 of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, off the National Stadium BTS station).
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