Books on Burma 2015
Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma
Written by Erika Berg
Published by Burma Visions for Peace
From the publishers:
“You have opened a window into the never-before-seen life stories and dreams of hundreds of refugee youths from Burma, also known as Myanmar. For over 50 years, Burma was one of the most isolated and oppressed nations in the world. In 2011, the country’s military junta ceded power to a quasi-civilian government that has begun to implement democratic reforms. Yet beyond the media spotlight, human rights abuses have continued, especially in resource-rich ethnic regions of the country. This site was created to help empower you – a (potential) reader of the book, Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma – to increase awareness of and mobilize support for those who have been forced to flee violent conflict and persecution in Burma.”
Saffron Guides: Myanmar
Written by Jesse Gill, Georgia Graham and Rupert Trotter
Published by Saffron Guides
From the publishers:
“Written and investigated by a combination of expatriates, locals and travellers, covering the most visited destinations, with incisive, well informed and critical reviews, representative photos and easy to use location maps, Saffron Guides is your complete guide to eating, drinking and playing in Myanmar.
“Whether your desire is to sample the best of local food in a restaurant or on the street; melt the plastic in a sophisticated venue of elevated gastronomy or just have a wild night out, we have done the hard work for you. Look inside the Saffron Guides book for a taster selection of what we recommend…”
Burma Lost & Found: Three years of living my dream job in the travel industry in Rangoon and beyond
Written & published by Marek Lenarcik
From the publisher:
“In January 2011 political reforms in Myanmar ended a decades-old military regime. Just before that writer and travel expert Marek Lenarcik arrived in Yangon on a short-term work assignment. Little did he know then that a broken heart and dwindling savings would lead him to pursue a dream career working for one of the country’s top tour companies.
“On duty as a travel product manager, Marek traverses the country: by trains, planes and automobiles to experience stunning landscapes, ruins of empires, exotic food and unique cultures, in search of the best that the nation’s budding tour and hospitality industry has to offer.
“With stories from the emerald shores of the Andaman Sea at Ngapali beach to the mountain peaks of Chin State, “Burma Lost & Found: Three years living my dream job in the travel industry in Rangoon and beyond” brings humour, vivid description and insight to his adventures and encounters with an eclectic cast of characters including: an eccentric monk, dodgy expats, charismatic guides, gracious hosts and many more.”