Burmese Girls is a delightful window into the relatively unknown world of growing up in Burma. It weaves a wonderfully vivid story from the early years of a family full of gems, ghosts and ayahs and then with the military dictatorship the shock of leaving a tropical paradise to settle in the cold, grey and austere Britain of the sixties. Their young lives are transformed from tranquillity and happiness to the shocking fate of immigrants victimised by the racism so prevalent in the Enoch Powell years. Fortunately, this does not stop our Burmese Girls who soon conquer all.
Burmese Girls is a book which works on many levels. It gives a fascinating insight of Burma through the eyes of a child. It portrays the challenges of settling in a new country, and also an account both touching and funny of the challenges a family faces when cultures clash and the younger generation makes the most of new found freedoms.
“Burmese Girls is funny, fabulous and frightening, but also tells the sadder story of Burma today, where democracy is crushed, monks disappeared and poverty endemic. And yet the flame of the Burmese people burns as strong as ever.”
Denise O’Leary Playwright
“A wonderful book, touching and amusing, highly recommended” Mark Farmaner – Burma Campaign UK
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