Burmese shadows : twenty-five years reporting on life behind the bamboo curtain / Thierry Falise
- Falise, Thierry
- Alnwick [England] : McNidder & Grace, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 182 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: ch. One From Babels To Buddhas -- Military, monks and making merit -- ch. Two How Many Wives? -- Missionary men and rebel spirits -- ch. Three The Copper Child -- Hard lives and daily struggles -- ch. Four Poppies And Pills -- Drugs, guns and the Golden Triangle -- ch. Five Scorched Earth -- Wrath and rebellion in ethnic territories -- ch. Six Humanitarian Commandos -- Medical care in the black zones -- ch. Seven Baptism Of Fire -- Ethnic armies -- ch. Eight Little Generals -- Child soldiers -- ch. Nine Jungle Schools -- DIY education -- ch. Ten There Will Be Thousands -- The 2007 monks' uprising -- ch. Eleven Locked In Her Mind -- Cyclone Nargis -- ch. Twelve Foreign Climes.
- Covering 25 years, Burmese Shadows is an unprecedented body of work which highlights, with stunning photographs, the reality of living and fighting for survival for ordinary people in Burma. These harsh realities, however, are juxtaposed against the vibrant and rich traditions and cultures which combine to make the enigmatic country that is Burma. Few other illustrated titles can provide such a deep and broad picture of Burmese life and politics. Highlights include his photographs of Aung Sang Su Kyi, the ethnic armies and tribal warlords, interviews with the legendary opium baron Khun Sa and his unparalleled access to the Free Burma Rangers, a force of humanitarian commandos living in the Black Zones, where the Burmese army operate a shoot-on-sight policy. The author has spent one month with the Rangers every year since 1999. No other journalist has had such access.
- 9780857160416 (hbk.)
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