Books set in Myanmar (10)


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Das Herzenhören by Jan-Philipp Sendker DE

Rating: 1 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
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Eine der großen Liebesgeschichten unserer Zeit, die schon Hunderttausende Leserinnen begeisterte und stetig neue Leser findet: Die Suche nach ihrem vermissten Vater führt Julia Win von New York nach Kalaw, einem malerischen, in den Bergen Burmas versteckten Dorf. Ein vierzig Jahre alter Liebesbrief ihres Vaters an eine unbekannte Frau hat sie an diesen magischen Ort geführt. Hier findet sie nicht nur einen Bruder, von dem sie nichts wusste, sondern stößt auch auf ein Familiengeheimnis, das ihr Leben für immer verändert.


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Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup EN

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Country: Asia / India flag India
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A sweeping, lyrical debut about the love and longing between humanity and the earth itself, by a major new literary talent from India “A marvel of magical realism.”—O: The Oprah Magazine A spellbinding work of literature, Latitudes of Longing follows the interconnected lives of characters searching for true intimacy. The novel sweeps across India, from an island, to a valley, a city, and a snow desert, to tell a love story of epic proportions. We follow a scientist who studies trees and a clairvoyant who speaks to them; a geologist working to end futile wars over a glacier; octogenarian lovers... continue

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Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi EN

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Country: Asia / Myanmar flag Myanmar
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Letters from Burma - an unforgettable collection from the Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi In these astonishing letters, Aung San Suu Kyi reaches out beyond Burma's borders to paint for her readers a vivid and poignant picture of her native land. Here she celebrates the courageous army officers, academics, actors and everyday people who have supported the National League for Democracy, often at great risk to their own lives. She reveals the impact of political decisions on the people of Burma, from the terrible cost to the children of imprisoned dissidents - allowed to see their paren... continue

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She was a Queen by Maurice Collis EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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She was indeed a Queen. Born a peasant in thirteenth-century Burma, Queen Saw--young, beautiful, and extremely intelligent--reigned beside two kings. Everything luxuriantly cruel or voluptuously lovely swirled around the royal White Umbrella: mandarins, oracle-eating tigers, murdersome intrigue, egg-sized emeralds, concubines, fearsome magic, Tartars, and groveling courtiers (with elbows calloused as thickly as the soles of their feet). Queen Saw happily survived all--her two husbands as well as the Mongol invasion. Wonderful in its details and historical lore, the chief enchantment of She Was... continue

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Smile as they Bow by Nu Nu Yi EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Myanmar flag Myanmar
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As the weeklong Taungbyon Festival draws near, thousands of villagers from all regions of Burma descend upon a tiny hamlet near Mandalay to pay respect to the spirits, known as nats, which are central to Burmese tradition. At the heart of these festivities is Daisy Bond, a gay, transvestite spiritual medium in his fifties. With his sharp tongue and vivid performances, he has long been revered as one of the festival's most illustrious natkadaws. At his side is Min Min, his young assistant and lover, who endures unyielding taunts and abuse from his fiery boss. But when a young beggar girl named ... continue

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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats : A Novel by Jan-Philipp Sendker EN

Rating: 2 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
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The first book in the Art of Hearing Heartbeats series, this is a passionate love story, a haunting fable, and an enchanting mystery set in Burma. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion... continue

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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
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Rajkumar is a young orphan helping out in a market stall in the dusty square outside the royal palace in Mandalay, when the British force the Burmese King, Queen and court into exile. Haunted by his vision of the Royal Family and one of their attendants, he travels to the obscure town where they have been exiled, and his family and friends become inexorably linked with theirs. From this humble beginning, an extraordinary story of a century unfolds: in Malaya, amid the vast rubber plantations; in India, amid growing nationalistic fervor; in America, where ideals of democracy, terrorist skills a... continue

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The Voice of Hope by Aung San Suu Kyi, Alan Clements EN

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Country: Asia / Myanmar flag Myanmar
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The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and leader of Burma's struggle for democracy discusses her political and Buddhist pursuits

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You've Changed : Fake Accents, Feminism, and Other Comedies from Myanmar by Pyae Moe Thet War EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Myanmar flag Myanmar
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In this electric debut essay collection, a Myanmar millennial playfully challenges us to examine the knots and complications of immigration status, eating habits, Western feminism in an Asian home, and more, guiding us toward an expansive idea of what it means to be a Myanmar woman today What does it mean to be a Myanmar person—a baker, swimmer, writer and woman—on your own terms rather than those of the colonizer? These irreverent yet vulnerable essays ask that question by tracing the journey of a woman who spent her young adulthood in the US and UK before returning to her hometown of Yangon,... continue