The Burden of Being Burmese
  • 出版Mccm Creations
  • 出版語言English
  • 出版日期2015/04
  • 尺寸153mm(W) x 204mm(H)
  • 頁數112頁
  • 裝幀平裝
  • 含外包裝重量0.26kg
  • ISBN9789881311450


The Burden of Being Burmese


The poems in this collection, many of which have appeared in English-language literary magazines worldwide, range from "faddish sugar crystals," written in Burmese for Ko Ko Thett's 1996 illegal campus chapbook at the Yangon Institute of Technology, to his autumn 2014 "anxiety attack" at the University of Leuven.

Ko Ko Thett's poetry explores the possibility of the translatability of lived experience between the personal and the political, and the possibility of the mutual transferabilities between languages as disparate as Burmese, English and Finnish — as in "you even understand my language, perkele." The burden of being Burmese is not just his. It is also yours.