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Photo from Bloodfaces: Through the Lens: #Chin Women of #Myanmar, featured in our #Tattoos of Southeast Asia Bookshelf Spotlight:

"Restless Souls" by Phil Thornton -Betrayed by the British, the Karen of Burma have been locked in a titanic, sixty-year struggle for survival against the Burmese military regime, their story ignored by the rest of the world. More info:

"Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border" - The misrule of the Burmese military junta continues to be the main catalyst of refugees in Southeast Asia today. In this collection of letters, learn about the true stories of people who have fled from that regime. More info:

"Fear and Sanctuary: Burmese Refugees in Thailand" by Hazel J. Lang - An examination of the plight of the refugees of Burma’s protracted civil war, many of whom have fled across the border into Thailand. This study looks at the changing nature of the refugee situation and the responses of the parties involved. More info:

Po Sein, "the 'father of Burmese theatre', consummate performer, innovator, romantic and lover." If interested in learning more about this interesting figure, check out "The Great Po Sein", one of this our Bookshelf Spotlight featured selections. More info:

The author, Ma Ma Lay, writes authentic portrayals of modern Burmese society. The translator, Than Than Win, is well regarded and has worked on English translations of Burmese short stories and poems. This book is an easy and enjoyable read, and important to those interested in modern Southeast Asia. For more info: #SeaBookshelfSpotlight #Myanmar #ModernLiterature