Land of a Thousand Eyes: The Subtle Pleasures of Everyday Life in Myanmar

Peter Olszewski (Author)
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Description

A vivid, insider s account of one of the most inaccessible and mysterious countries in Asia, this book looks beyond topographical features to discover the psyche of the people of Myanmar.Appointed to train local journalists for 18 months at the English-language weekly "The Myanmar Times," anddespite a measure of danger in accepting the assignment, PeterOlszewski throws himself into the daily life and cultureof Yangoneven finding himself in a real-life, fairy-tale romance. Myanmar has recently been the focus of humanitarian and political outrage in developed countries, and this book gives a surprising, new perspectiveon the question of democratization."

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Allen & Unwin Academic
Publish Date
December 01, 2006
Pages
253
Dimensions
5.28 X 0.79 X 7.7 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781741145076
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About the Author

Peter Olszewski is the author of "A Dozen Dopey Yarns" and "Salute to the Humble Yabbie." He has worked as a freelance journalist, radio broadcaster, communications lecturer, and journalism trainer in Yangon, Myanmar.