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True Love and Bartholomew: Rebels on the Burmese Border
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True Love and Bartholomew: Rebels on the Burmese Border Paperback - 2006

by Jonathan Falla


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The Karen, one of Burma's many minority peoples, have been waging an increasingly desperate war for autonomy against the Burmese government since 1949. Karen society in Burma has been little studied since the 1920s, and recent writers have been forced (by Burma's "closed door" policies) to concentrate on Karen refugee communities in Thailand. This book is a portrait of an ancient culture remolded to the purposes of ethnic rebellion. The picture is enriched with historical comparisons and is based on portraits of individual Karen as they struggle to defend their way of life and to preserve their belief in their own independence. There are chapters on music, food, love, the patterns of the rebels' forest and river life, on the Karen military hierarchy and its weaponry, on women and on mercenaries, on the language and the symbols of rebel nationalism. Jonathan Falla has led a diverse life. He attended the University of Cambridge and is the founder of the Cambridge Poetry Society. He has worked in Indonesia and Uganda and has written several plays, being named one of Britain's Most Promising Playwrights in 1983. Falla spent an illegal year in Burma living with the Karen rebels. Currently, he lives in Scotland and works as a nurse.

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White Rock woke us before dawn with martial music from a ghettoblaster.

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  • Title True Love and Bartholomew: Rebels on the Burmese Border
  • Author Jonathan Falla
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 428
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Date 2006-05-18
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Maps
  • ISBN 9780521399203 / 0521399203
  • Weight 1.31 lbs (0.59 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.87 in (23.39 x 15.60 x 2.21 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Southeast Asian
  • Library of Congress subjects Karen (Southeast Asian people) - Politics, Burma - Politics and government - 1948-
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 90031046
  • Dewey Decimal Code 959.100
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