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From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey

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In 1988, Dr. John Casey, a professor visiting Burma, meets a waiter in Mandalay with a passion for the works of James Joyce, and the encounter changes both their lives.

Pascal, a member of the Kayan Padaung tribe, was the first member of his community to study English at a university. Within months of his meeting with Dr. Casey, Pascal's world lay in ruins. Burma's military dictatorship forces him to sacrifice his studies, and the regime's brutal armed forces murder his lover. Fleeing to the jungle, he becomes a guerrilla fighter in the life-or-death struggle against the government. In desperation, he writes a letter to the Englishman he met in Mandalay.

Miraculously reaching its destination, the letter leads to Pascal's rescue and his enrollment in Cambridge University, where he is the first Burmese tribesman ever to attend.

From the Land of Green Ghosts unforgettably evokes the realities of life in modern-day Burma and one man's long journey to freedom despite almost unimaginable odds.

About the Author

Pascal Khoo Thwe was born in 1967 in a remote part of Burma's Shan States. In 1989 he left for England and studied English at Cambridge University. He now lives in London. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060505233
Author:
Thwe, Pascal Khoo
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Pascal Khoo Thwe
Author:
Thwal. Originally from England, he now lives in America. </p>
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Burma
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Padaung
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1621
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
11 x 9.25 in 60.32 oz

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