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Top 10 books about Burma

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Closed off for half a century by the generals, there is a shortage of writing about this richly diverse country available in English – but there are some gems Burma is such an enigmatic country that the first question for any writer is what to call it. The nation has been known officially as Myanmar since 1989, when the then ruling junta discarded Burma along with other place names associated with British rule. But like all the decisions taken by the generals, it was made without any consultation with the population. The junta saw themselves as absolute monarchs and denied Burma’s peoples both democracy and human rights. It is for that reason that the UK and US governments continue to use Burma as the country’s official name. So do I in my book,
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