Synopses & Reviews
A memoir of the author's journeys among the brave indigenous peoples of some of Asia's most remote and violent regions, knowledgeably obsessed with Burma's struggle for freedom. American artist-activist Mirante breaks laws and infiltrates borders in impassioned journeys of discovery that take her through China, India, Laos, and chaotic Bangladesh. Her book is a wild and exotic headlong plunge into a hidden world of guerrilla warfare, heroin and jade trading, the AIDS pandemic, rainforest destruction, strikes and rioting, and one of the worst natural disasters of modern times.
This is a new memoir of the author's journeys among the brave indigenous peoples of some of Asia's most remote and violent regions.
About the Author
Mirante, an American artist, moved to Thailand in 1982, where she soon became deeply involved in human rights causes. She has worked to raise awareness of the plight of the people of Burma since 1983. Her commentaries have been broadcast on the BBC World Service and published in Asiaweek, and she has lectured for Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Her activities in Burma led Thai authorities to jail her twice, and she was deported from Thailand in 1988.