The first major book on the contemporary situation in Burma - at a fascinating time of fast-moving change in the country
Benedict Rogers is a writer and human rights advocate specialising in Asia. Based in London, he's a regular contributor to the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, and has given briefings and speeches at Oxford University, the LSE, the White House, US Congress, European Parliament, and other venues. Focused on Burma for much of the past 15 years, he has travelled almost 40 times to the country and all of its borders. Previous books include Than Shwe- unmasking Burma's tyrant and A Land Without Evil- stopping the genocide of Burma's Karen people.
"An important introduction to Burma...comprehensive, vivid and
powerful" * Archbishop Desmond Tutu *
"Serves as a reminder of how far Burma still has to go before it can even begin to resemble a normal, democratic state" * Literary Review *
"A comprehensive introduction to the problem besetting the numerous ethnic nationalities who have suffered the most under the military heel...a remarkably up-to-date analysis" * New Internationalist *
"Drawing on first-hand experiences and extensive research Benedict Rogers vividly tells the story of the people and their struggles" * Daily Express *