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Book Title From the land of green ghosts : a Burmese odyssey
Author Thwe, Pascal Khoo;
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Subject World history
Descriptors Padaung (Burmese people); Burma--History--1948; Burma--Ethnic relations--Political aspects; Ethnic conflict--Burma; Ethnology--Burma;
Call No DS528.2.K46K4
Description 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. - Source: Powell's Books

Volume 0
Imprint New York: HarperCollins, 2002
ISBN 978-0-06-050523-3
Edition 1st Perennial ed.
Language English
Total Copies 56
Issued 0
Available 56

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