Posts Tagged: Burma

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #145: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

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“Categories are, by definition, externally created and applied.”

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The Rumpus Interview with Vanessa Hua

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Vanessa Hua discusses her debut collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, writing fiction in order to understand life as an American-born child of immigrants, and the importance of literary community.

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The Rumpus Interview with Kate Walbert

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Author Kate Walbert talks about her new novel, The Sunken Cathedral, about the way cities change over time, and her approach to using footnotes in fiction.

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Burma Nurtures Literary Tradition with International Festival

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If Jon Nickell’s essay “Into the Tiger’s Lair” piqued your interest about Burma, you might be interested to know that the often isolated country with abundant censorship regulations just held its first international literary festival. With workshops and readings on topics like war, violence, and government criticism, the Irawaddy Literary Festival, under the patronage of […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If you skipped the Rumpus this weekend to watch the Super Bowl (who wouldn’t after reading J. Ryan Stradal’s guide for people who don’t know about football?), here’s what you missed. A gorgeous Yumi Sakugawa comic called “Of Light.” Another comic, this one about Groundhog Day, by Cassie J. Sneider. Plus some great links from our […]

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Into the Tiger’s Lair

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They’d been hiding in the jungle for two days, having fled their homes in Burma’s northern Kachin state to evade approaching firefights between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

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