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Miss Burma: a novel

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A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will leadthem to change the country's history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin's eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma's first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family's past, the West's ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.
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subject_facetBurma -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Families -- Burma -- Fiction
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Fiction
Karen (Southeast Asian people) -- Fiction
Racially mixed families -- Burma -- Fiction
Racially mixed families -- Fiction
title_displayMiss Burma
title_fullMiss Burma
Miss Burma / Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma : a novel [electronic resource] / Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma [electronic resource] / Charmaine Craig
title_shortMiss Burma
title_suba novel
topic_facetColonies
Electronic books
Families
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Karen (Southeast Asian people)
Literature
Racially mixed families