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(Article of book - 2007)

Document title

Frontier mosaic. Voices of Burma from the lands in between

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUMPHRIES R. ;

Abstract

The A. has traveled mostly along the Burma-Thailand border, as well as in the Shan and Wa States, from Mongla (Chinese border) to Mae Sot and Kawthaung. In the introduction he gives a short history of these border areas and proceeds to a series of 25 vignettes describing lengthily the daily life of the Karen peoples who inhabit both sides of the border, in the Karen States of Burma and in the contiguous Thaïs provinces. With the help and information provided by many NGOs, he was able to grasp the sufferings of the ordinary ethnic Karen chased by the Burmese army from their mountainous homeland. In Thailand, confined in refugee’s camps, they loose their identity, become so-called IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) and are not allowed to work. They can rely mainly on the international Christian NGOs for help (food, health or education). Some are resettled in third countries. Given its field experience and knowledge Humphries gives a thorough analysis of the situation prevailing in the highlands of Burma and Thailand. - (GL)

Source

Book

ISBN : 978-974-524-092-6

Editor : Orchid Press, Bangkok - THAILANDE (2007)

Millesime : 2007  [180 p.]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 83 phot. coul., 1 carte, index

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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