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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

Travel

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

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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

Burma

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

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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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Runaway

Artwork by: Thet Htar Swe

Runaway

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