The misrule of the Burmese military junta continues to be the main catalyst of refugees in Southeast Asia today. In this collection of letters, learn about the true stories of people who have fled from that regime. All of the accounts are written by the refugees themselves and explain how they became asylum seekers, what life is like in the camps, and what they envision for their future. These stories document persons from the 8888 generation, the 2007 Saffron Revolution, and various ethnic struggles. This book contains the narratives of thirty diverse individuals — all of them united by the simple desire to have a more representative government in their homeland.
Title: Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border
Co-editor: Thomas Rhoden is a 2009 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management. He spent most of his 20s along the Thai-Burma border, first as a full-time student at Webster University Thailand and later as a U.S. Peace Corps representative.
Publisher: Digital Lycanthrope LLC (July 22, 2011)
Description: Paperback, 112 pages
Information: For the multimedia component of “Burmese Refugees, Letters from the Thai-Burma Border,” with footage and interviews taken directly from the camps, and with additional information about how to increase awareness and other issues covered in this project, visit www.burmese-refugees.com.