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The Hidden History of Burma

Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century

Thant Myint-U

Precariously positioned between China and India, Burma’s population has suffered dictatorship, natural disaster, and the dark legacies of colonial rule. But when decades of military dictatorship finally ended and internationally beloved Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from long years of house arrest, hopes soared. World leaders such as Bara...
Publish Date
2019
November 12
Goodreads rating
4.24
ISBN
9781324003298
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
Sep 05, 2019
Another book I hugely enjoyed is the forthcoming Hidden History of Burma by Thant Myint-U. It should be read for the pleasure of the author's prose, but it is also vital background reading to anyone trying to understand the Rohingya crisis or the complexities of South Asia.      source
Nov 20, 2019
A gripping read, this @thantmyintu book offers powerful insights into Burma's history—and its future. Deserving of this rave from @nytimesbooks      source