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News and Communal Violence in Myanmar

A fifth article in a forthcoming special issue on Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar, guest edited by Nick Cheesman, is available at the JCA publisher’s site for the journal. 227 more words

Yangon - Myanmar

Before starting our world trip, my favourite country I had ever visited was Bermuda and Dave’s was a toss up between Thailand and Barbados. Myanmar has moved to the top of both of our lists. 783 more words


Review: The Road to Mandalay (再見瓦城, 2016)

The Road to Mandalay (再見瓦城, 2016) directed by Midi Z presents Lianqing (Wu Ke-Xi) who starts her journey from Burma to Thailand. In Thailand she hopes to obtain a work that would allow her to support her family back home. 358 more words


Days of the week in Southeast Asia

One of the most interesting things about a new language is connecting vocabulary in that language with vocabulary in languages I’m already familiar with. I still recall, when I was learning elementary Thai in college, I did not face the same challenge that my peers did, in learning to rattle off the days of the week. 979 more words


The Perfect Launch Party In Yangon

If I had to imagine as I was going through the process of writing “Floating” what the perfect launch party would look like, it would have to be a lot like the event that we just had in downtown Yangon at Pansuriya. 686 more words


Silent State

Top image credit: Al Jazeera

In November 2015, Burma’s National League for Democracy achieved a tremendous victory. After decades under a military dictatorship, a surprisingly free and fair election boosted Aung San Suu Kyi to a position of national leadership.

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Artwork by: Thet Htar Swe


The according drawing is a depiction of who Aung San Suu Kyi is in my world. I have begun to realize her interesting soul outside the political realm after reading “The Lady and the Peacock” by Peter Popham. 370 more words

Yangon Literary Magazine