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Pascal Khoo Thwe – The Land of Green Ghosts

November 1st, 2003 · No Comments

Pascal Khoo Thwe ran free as a child, ran scared as an adult, and now writes forthrightly about his troubled homeland from the safety of London.

His autobiography From The Land Of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey, which won The Kiryama Nonfiction Prize 2002, is a remarkable story of survival. This illuminating account of life in Burma follows Pascal from a dreamy childhood in the hills, through malaria-infested guerrilla enclaves along the Thai-Burma border, finally ending up in the cloisters of Cauis College, Cambridge University, England.

Pascal now lives in exile in London, unable to return home while Burma continues to be ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. He explains how writing his memoirs has helped him come to terms with a life apart from his ethnic tribe the Padaung — famed for its so-called longneck women. read more…

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