The 200-page Burma Storybook is about contemporary Myanmar, as seen through the eyes of 17 Myanmar poets.
Courtney Wittekind reviews a new book on Buddhism and political thought by Matthew J. Walton.
Anne Décobert delves into the politics of providing humanitarian aid to those displaced by war in Burma.
U Kyaw Win’s story of an exiled life, rooted in Burma, linked to India, and lived out in the USA and across the globe.
Humphries’ excellent photos and their captions give a flavor to the area and the conflict not seen in any other work on the subject, writes Lintner.
Perhaps even Donald Trump should read this book to better understand how the CIA exercises power from behind the scenes, writes Bertil Lintner.
Aung Naing Oo falls short of providing real insight into Burma’s complicated peace process in this collection of essays, writes Bertil Lintner.
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.