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From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey


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Dezember 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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.

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"A political statement as well as a poetic lament, the book is a true work of art." Financial Times
EAN: 9780060505233
ISBN: 0060505230
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PERENNIAL
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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