The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma

The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma Delphine Schrank
  • Title: The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma
  • Author: Delphine Schrank
  • ISBN: 9781568584980
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma Delphine Schrank The Rebel of Rangoon A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma One of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of An epic multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship The Rebel of Rangoon captures a gripping moment of possibility in Bur
    One of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 An epic, multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship, The Rebel of Rangoon captures a gripping moment of possibility in Burma Myanmar Once the shining promise of Southeast Asia, Burma in May 2009 ranks among the world s most repressive and impoverished nations Its ruling military junta seems to One of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 An epic, multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship, The Rebel of Rangoon captures a gripping moment of possibility in Burma Myanmar Once the shining promise of Southeast Asia, Burma in May 2009 ranks among the world s most repressive and impoverished nations Its ruling military junta seems to be at the height of its powers But despite decades of constant brutality and with their leader, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, languishing under house arrest a shadowy fellowship of oddballs and misfits, young dreamers and wizened elders, bonded by the urge to say no to the system, refuses to relent In the byways of Rangoon and through the pathways of Internet cafes, Nway, a maverick daredevil Nigel, his ally and sometime rival and Grandpa, the movement s senior strategist who has just emerged from nineteen years in prison, prepare to fight a battle fifty years in the making.When Burma was still sealed to foreign journalists, Delphine Schrank spent four years underground reporting among dissidents as they struggled to free their country From prison cells and safe houses, The Rebel of Rangoon follows the inner life of Nway and his comrades to describe that journey, revealing in the process 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 The result is a profoundly human exploration of daring and defiance and the power and meaning of freedom.
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    1. After writing a novel set during the Korean War, my interest in Asian history grew, leading me to read The Rebel of Rangoon which I won in a giveaway It s a true account written by an award winning journalist who spent four years underground in a quest to document the courageous and ambitious struggle of a young dissident and his friends who, inspired by their leader, Aung San Sui Kyi, then under house arrest, fought against a ruthless military regime in Burma This story is beautifully written a [...]

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    2. Received through FirstReadsI think first off, I want to say that I went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars I would not recommend this unless you have a particular interest in Burma and or its recent history To me this felt like a 2 3 part magazine article that was stretched into a book So much could have been trimmed The people portrayed were drowned in all the repetitive details.

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    3. I waded through the first 65 pages of this grandiloquent and prolix tome but after bracken a type of fern rice paddies rather than the much likely brackish rice paddies which would be the salty aftermath of the tropical cyclone being described, and the lugubrious ostentation of the wedding the intended meaning of which escaped me, aside from doleful which, as it was the wedding of the country s leader s daughter, seemed unlikely, and a variety of other linguistic errors which made me begin to d [...]

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    4. I received this book through Firstreads Honestly, I really wanted to like this book than I did I thought the story itself was very interesting, as I always enjoy learning about political and social situations in other countries, especially those I don t know too much about However, I feel like this story was buried too deep in details that weren t necessary I would ve liked a straight forward approach to the stories of the characters Rather, I felt like a characters story would start in one s [...]

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    5. Delphine Schrank provides a valuable contribution to the literature on Myanmar s political transformation She is a talented writer I think the book suffers from the typical western journalistic romanticization of Burma, underground activists, and the shadow of the military junta The characters are murky and their activities vague What are they doing running around passing notes Schrank never really makes clear what the opposition s teachers, dissidents, NLD organizers and recruiters, etc role is [...]

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    6. The book takes the reader on a five years journey in the lives of key political activists in Burma prior to and also during the relative political opening of the country Being on the ground in Yangon while reading this book and having visited some of the streets and places for instance, 19th street in downtown and 54 University Avenue at Inya Lake , I felt a lot immersed in the details of this well researched book It provided me as a tourist in this beautiful country with a different perspectiv [...]

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    7. This is an almost novelistic look at a few key players in Myanmar s democracy movement, with a special focus on young people in the waning days of the military junta Although its chronology is sometimes frustrating as it can jump back and forth in a haphazard way, the authors deep engagement with subjects and expressive writing style keeps you engaged and makes you feel a part of the action

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