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Author Schrank, Delphine, author.

Title The rebel of Rangoon : a tale of defiance and deliverance in Burma / Delphine Schrank.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Nation Books, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    959.1053 SCH    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    959.105 SCH    Available
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Description xxiv, 312 pages : maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312).
Contents Nway -- Nigel -- City of Exiles -- Grandpa -- City of Wraiths -- The stakeholders -- City of Kings -- The road to Naypyidaw.
Summary "Journalist Delphine Schrank spent four years underground tracking Burmese dissidents whose semi-clandestine existence and fight for democracy remained largely hidden behind their globally celebrated figurehead, Aung San Suu Kyi. Schrank follows the inner life of a daredevil young dissident, his friends and rivals, across rural hamlets and flickering Internet connections, into prison cells and safe houses, and deep into their own hearts, as they escape spies and outwit interrogators, fall in love or slip into insanity. Through that dissident's perspective, Schrank unfurls a harrowing account of a country's efforts to emerge from military dictatorship, how a movement of dissidents came into being, how it almost died, and how it pushed its government to crack apart and begin an irreversible process of political reform. In doing so, Schrank delivers a profoundly human exploration of daring and defiance and of the power and meaning of freedom. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nway.
Political activists -- Burma -- Biography.
National League for Democracy (Burma) -- Biography.
Burma -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Dissenters -- Burma -- Biography.
Aung San Suu Kyi -- Friends and associates.
Democracy -- Burma -- History -- 21st century.
Rangoon (Burma) -- Biography.
ISBN 9781568584980 (hardback) : $26.99
1568584989 (hardback)

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