Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

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Title: Miss Burma
Author: Charmaine Craig
Category: Historical
Date: 5/2/2017
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
ISBN10: 9780802126450

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A lovely and poignant story of 1 household throughout probably the most violent and turbulent years of world historical past, Miss Burma is a robust novel of affection and warfare, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma by the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and spouse, and their daughter Louisa. After attending faculty in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then a part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a girl who’s a part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II involves Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin should go into hiding within the japanese a part of the nation in the course of the Japanese Occupation, starting a journey that may make them change the nation’s historical past. After the warfare, the British authorities make a take care of the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose celebration beneficial properties management of the nation. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen folks and different ethnic teams, and in doing so units off what is going to develop into the longest-running civil warfare in recorded historical past. Benny and Khin’s eldest little one, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma’s first magnificence queen, quickly earlier than the nation falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her new-found fame, she is compelled to reckon together with her household’s previous, the West’s ongoing covert dealings in her nation, and her personal loyalty to the reason for the Karen folks. Based on the story of the writer’s mom and grandparents, Miss Burma is a fascinating portrait of how trendy Burma got here to be, and of the peculiar folks swept up within the battle for self-determination and freedom.

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