Frontier Mosaic: Voices of Burma from the Lands in Between (Paperback)Richard Humphries
Paperback Published: 01/05/2007
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To the long-suffering Burmese people and particularly to the frontier minorities, the Thai border represents a potential escape from poverty and government repression, and a chance for a better life. Despite the natural hospitality of many Thai people and the efforts of individuals and NGOs involved in support programs, the reality of life in the frontier region rarely matches the dream. The author provides first-hand accounts and his own close observations of the personalities he encounters on both sides of the Thai-Burma border as he traverses its length. He introduces the insurgent soldier, the mother, the migrant and the artist, among many other typical inhabitants. In tales of hope and dashed dreams, certainties and ambiguities, conflict, exploitation and coexistence, Humphries paints an informative and empathetic picture of life in the region, of interest to specialists and general readers alike.
Publisher: Orchid Press Publishing Limited