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A savage dreamland : journeys in Burma

Author: David Eimer
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Eimer journeys to the heart of Burma, bringing to vivid life all of its riches and complexities. From 1962, the people of Burma were marooned in a paranoid military dictatorship, effectively cut off from the outside world. It was only in late 2015 that the National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won absolute majority and were able to take their seats in government. Yet the government and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Travel writing
Named Person: David Eimer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Eimer
ISBN: 9781408883877 1408883872 9781408883884 1408883880
OCLC Number: 1091691963
Description: 374 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Down the Rabbit Hole --
2. Clubland --
3. Rangoon Revolutionaries --
4. Shanty Town --
5. Crime and Punishment --
6. Christmas in Chin --
7. The Road to Heaven --
8. The Buddha Belt --
9. Mawlamyine --
10. On the Myeik Main --
11. Hiding in Plain Sight --
12. The Dream Factory --
13. Astrology and the Abode of Kings --
14. The Ta'ang Tea Party --
15. Sky Lords --
16. A Tale of Two Border Towns --
17. Enter the Dragon --
18. The Triangle.
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Eimer journeys to the heart of Burma and out to its unexplored vistas, bringing to vivid life all its riches and complexities. Nothing is straightforward in this captivating land-home to a  Read more...

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