Pascal Khoo Thwe: From the Land of Green Ghosts (2216 words)

Born in 1967 in Phekhon, Myanmar (Burma), Pascal Khoo Thwe, the author of the acclaimed autobiography From the Land of Green Ghosts (2003), grew up in the southeastern part of the Socialist Republic of Burma. A descendent of the Padaung tribe living in the Karenni State, Thwe has been strongly influenced by his tribal upbringing. Though Thwe identifies himself as part of the Burmese nation, he distances himself from the Burmans, who represent both the ethnic and the religious majority of the country – the Buddhists. Instead, he strongly identifies with the Burmese tribes who make up the bulk of the ethnic minorities, and who have been suppressed by the Socialist regime which rose to power in the post-independence era, …

Friedrich, Kim. "From the Land of Green Ghosts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 December 2018
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