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  • Here are a few books that have been released about Burma:

Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads
Drawing heavily on his many fact-finding visits both inside Burma and along its frontiers, Benedict Rogers gives a unique appraisal of the current ethnic situation and its implications for the nation as a whole. Wide-ranging, expertly researched, and full of brand new accounts of the courage and determination of the Burmese people, Burma: a Nation at the Crossroads explains the country's conflicted history, as well as its contemporary struggle for justice. Released June 2012.

Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime
Last year Voice of Witness published a collection of 22 diverse oral histories from Burma."Nowhere to Be Home" lets men and women from Burma describe in their own words how their lives have been deeply altered by the country’s current military regime: refugees who have fled military-sponsored violence and ethnic and religious persecution; political dissidents jailed and tortured for their actions and youth and community leaders working for solutions at great personal risk.

Abhaya: Burma's Fearlessness
In the new release, Abhaya, James Mackay draws attention to the plight of Burmese political prisoners by way of powerful photographs. Featuring a foreword by Aung San Suu Kyi, and including statements by Human Rights Watch and the AAPP, the book "Abhaya - Burma's Fearlessness" is published in November 2011 by River Books.

Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma to the Karen ethnic group, who since the 1960’s has struggled for freedom and democracy against the brutal Burmese military dictatorship. Even though her family constantly lived in hiding, her parents educated her and her siblings to understand the importance of resisting the repressive, to hold their dreams of living in a free society, and to survive myriad relentless attacks.

Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant by Benedict Rogers
Than Shwe is one of the world’s most brutal dictators, presiding over a military regime that persists in repressing and brutalizing its own people. Until now, his story has not been told. Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant provides the first-ever account of Than Shwe’s journey from postal clerk to dictator, analyzing his rise through the ranks of the army, his training in psychological warfare, his belief in astrology, his elimination of rivals, and his ruthless suppression of dissent.

Freedom from Fear
A new collection of writings by the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner includes her acceptance speech as delivered by her son during her six-year incarceration and numerous reminiscences on her role in politics and her fear for her people.

Living Silence in Burma: Surviving under Military Rule
This exceptionally readable account of Burma gives a graphic, often moving, and always insightful picture of what life under military rule is like for ordinary Burmese. This survey takes in a wide diversity of ordinary people and communities.

The Voice of Hope by Aung San Suu Kyi and Alan Clements
“The Voice of Hope is a rare and intimate journey to the heart of her struggle. Over a period of nine months, Alan Clements, the first American ordained as a Buddhist monk in Burma, met with Aung San Suu Kyi shortly after her release from her first house arrest in July 1995. With her trademark ability to speak directly and compellingly, she presents here her vision of engaged compassion and describes how she has managed to sustain her hope and optimism.”

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
Pascal, a member of the Kayan Padaung tribe, was the first member of his community to study English at a university. Within months of his meeting with Dr. Casey, Pascal’s world lay in ruins. Burma’s military dictatorship forces him to sacrifice his studies, and the regime’s brutal armed forces murder his lover. Fleeing to the jungle, he becomes a guerrilla fighter in the life-or-death struggle against the government. In desperation, he writes a letter to the Englishman he met in Mandalay.

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