The book outlines the dangers inherent in ceasefire agreements not being accompanied by a commitment to political change, writes BertilLintner.
An author explores how activists, religious leaders, ethnic voices and other civil society members pursue divergent agendas for change.
Prominent Burmese writer Ma Thida receives the first annual ‘Disturbing the Peace Award’ by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.
Rock concerts, art exhibitions, and a book fair—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Bertil Lintner reviews memoirs of activism, incarceration and exile by two renowned Burmese dissidents from different generations.
A book fair, film festival, tattoo festival, and sculpture, art, and photo exhibitions—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
This biography must go down in the history of literature as one of the most sycophantic portraits of a ruthless dictator ever written by a Western academic.
As conservative Buddhist nationalism grows in Myanmar it may extend into the secular and cultural spheres as well.
Caricatures of Burmese politicians, picturesque paintings of Burma’s landmarks and a celebrity football match will keep you busy in Rangoon this week.
A new book on reform in Burma hypothesizes on the roots of the country’s transformation on the eve of government transition.
A uniquely designed Burmese document, with text printed on ‘wings’ of silk, is among the highlights of a new display at the British Library in London.
The author of “The Lizard Cage” talks inspiration for her novel and discusses how language can bring about justice in the Burmese context and beyond.
Renowned Burmese writer Maung Tha Ya, author of over 60 books, passed away in the US on Monday.
Pansodan Street in Rangoon is not only famous for its historic colonial architecture but also its sidewalks that are lined with secondhand booksellers.
“The Lizard Cage” by Karen Connelly, newly translated into Burmese, focuses on the experience of an activist behind bars under the previous military regime.