We sometimes get asked for recommendations for new books on Burma or on topical issues relating to Burma. Here are three recent books which you may find useful and interesting if you fancy something more serious for your summer reading.
Beautifully written detailed analysis of how the Buddhist nationalist movement has come to the fore in Burma in recent years and the terrible consequences for Burma’s Rohingya and Muslim population.
The Rohingya Crisis: A People Facing Extinction
by Muhammad Abdul Bari
If you want a short concise book covering the Rohingya and the current crisis this book provides it.
The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide
by Azeem Ibrahim
Written before the Rohingya crisis of 2017 began, and now updated, this book provides a more detailed analysis of the Rohingya and the persecution they have faced for decades, and warned of what was to come.
Note: Opinions in these books are the authors’ own and do not necessarily represent the views and policies of Burma Campaign UK.