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Books about Burma




The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

Burmese Days by George Orwell

The Flame Tree by Keith Dahlberg

Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

Burmese Tango and The Road to Wanting, Wendy Law-Yone

The Lizard Cage, also by Karen Connelly.



Twilight over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess by Inge Sargent

In the Land of the Green Ghosts by Pascal Khoo Thwe

Little Daughter, Zoya Phan


Travel Writings:

The Trouser People by Andrew Marshall

Under the Dragon by Rory Maclean

Golden Earth by Norman Lewis

Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin

The Native Tourist: A Holiday Pilgrimage in Myanmar by Ma Thanegi



River of Lost Footsteps by Thant Myint-U

Down the Rat Hole by Edith Mirante

Perfect Hostage: A Life of Ang San Suu Kyi by Justin Wintle

Beyond the Last Village by Alan Rabinowitz

Pagan by Paul Strachan

Mandalay by Paul Strachan

Letters from Burma by Ang San Suu Kyi

The Shan Conundrum in Burma by Henri-Andre Aye

The Burman: His Life and Notions by Shway Yoe (pen name of James George Scott)

The Stone of Heaven by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark

The Weeping Goldsmith by W.John Kress

Restless souls, Phil Thornton

The Art of Hearing Heartbreaks, Jan Phillip Sendker,

The Caged Ones, Ludu U Hla

On the Road to Mandalay – Portraits of Ordinary People

Mya Than Tint, Merchants of Madness, Bertil Lintner,