Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border

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Digital Lycanthrope, 2011 - Social Science - 114 pages
Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border The misrule of the Burmese military junta continues to be the main catalyst of refugees in Southeast Asia today. In this collection of letters, learn about the true stories of people who have fled from that regime. All of the accounts are written by the refugees themselves and explain how they became asylum seekers, what life is like in the camps, and what they envision for their future. These stories document persons from the 8888 generation, the 2007 Saffron Revolution, and various ethnic struggles. This book contains the narratives of thirty diverse individuals-all of them united by the simple desire to have a more representative government in their homeland.

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User Review  - WaltNoise - LibraryThing

This book is a collection of moving essays written for English class by refugees in camps on the Thai border. The introduction and explanatory material provide a concise explanation of Burma’s ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scoshie - LibraryThing

Sad, tragic, and uplifing, life as seen by the victims of the 8888 Burma (Myanmar) uprising and its aftermath. Added between the stories are recollections of the biographer and sad said as it was to ... Read full review

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Brothers Thomas and Taural Rhoden collaborated to bring the book Burmese Refugees to the general public. After his MBA from Thunderbird, Thomas traveled to the Thai-Burma border to work with refugees on resettlement issues: culture, resume/interview skills, English. The letters and idea for this title come directly from his experience living and working in one of the refugee camps for a year. Taural, graduate of Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien (MBA), has lent his consulting/marketing expertise to turn this project turn into a reality. He is the main exponent behind the multimedia component of the project.

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