Burma Chronicles

Delisle, Guy

| 2008

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A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping pointAfter developing his acclaimed style of firsthand reporting with his bestselling graphic novels "Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea "and "Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China," Guy Delisle is back with "The Burma Chronicles." In this country notorious for its use of concealment and isolation as social control where scissors-wielding censors monitor the papers, the de facto leader of the opposition has been under decade-long house arrest, insurgent-controlled regions are effectively cut off from the world, and rumor is the most reliable source of current information he turns his gaze to the everyday for a sense of the big picture. Delisle's deft and recognizable renderings take note of almsgiving rituals, daylong power outages, and rampant heroin use in outlying regions, in this place where catastrophic mismanagement and ironhanded...

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Stefan Eriksson



Intressant läsning om framförallt Burma sett genom någon som egentligen inte har någon specifik agenda där. Banala och triviala vardagshändelser skickligt varvade med faktaspäckade observationer om ett land som befinner sig långt från vårt eget på många olika sätt.


Marcus Sohl



Snarlik Pyongyang, men inte fullt lika bra. Mer episodisk med kortare kapitel.