Or buy for. Hardcover, pages. Published April 1st by Jonathan Cape ( first published ). More Details Original Title. Chroniques birmanes. ISBN. Buy a cheap copy of Chroniques birmanes book by Guy Delisle. A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping point After developing his acclaimed. Chroniques birmanes by Guy Delisle; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Description and travel, Cartoonists.

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Get to Know Us. There are social events, searches for working internet connections, attempts to see or reach Aung San Suu Kyi, and monks who go door to door each day with their bowls. No idea how much of it really portrays Burma in true light. Books by Birmane Delisle. Guy takes Louis on frequent walks around the neighborhood in his stroller and interacts with local people in Burma.

He’s able to capture a moment in just a few lines of ink. He points out how people carry their umbrellas stuffed into the back of their longyis or lungis as we call them in India and also sometimes hanging from the backs of their shirt collars – which he calls ‘weird’.

Normally I don’t like to read about different countries, cultures and people through the eyes of a Western author, and this book confirms my rule. InPresident George W.

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The hassles the NGOs face while operating in the country, requiring visa almost every week to work in any region within the country.

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One person found this helpful. I’m now officially a big fan. Qualities – well, first of all, I love the comic format as a medium. The baby opened a lot of doors for him and the book is a real pleasure. Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle.

Burma Chronicles

One can actually use this as a window into the work of the organization as well as into the country. But it’s good that some cnroniques them are available O: Some of the physicians are stationed at remote outposts, and even though the organization is permitted to operate, getting permission to travel to and from those outposts is difficult and can be birmanea.

Apparently he and his wife spent time in North Korea. Aid workers have to determine if staying in regime favored areas only strengthens the military rule. Burma Chronicles was generally well received.

As a person who works in an INGO, it gave me better insight into the hardship and struggle faced by chronjques working in humanitarian programs who try to work in an atmosphere that feels so foreign. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

It could be a hard landing. Mar 26, Bogdan rated it really liked it. Burma Chronicles Cover of the English-language edition. There are representations of architecture, the constant heat, the polluted water, snakes, mosquito netting etc. Someone who speaks English is found to interpret. I need to try other graphic novels by this author to see if it was just this one or it is in everything written by this author. To preserve your position as an observer is missing in the most of travelogues, memoirs etc.


Therefore, the title “Burma Chronicles” instead of “Myanmar Chronicles”. Fortunately, there was no outbreak during their visit.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Aid workers, represented in by pictures and acronyms, wait and wait for travel passes to the destinations where the need is greatest. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Also, there is great informative value in seeing the Myanmar reality through the eyes of a westerner, with a focus on the visual aspects.

In that year, the cartoonist looks after their son, Louis, and shares his daily life with us through his strips. Delisle draws images of daily life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He’s provided a v The cartoonist, his wife and son move to Myanmmar when his wife, who works for Doctors Without Borders, is posted there for a year. While it’s amusing to read about, in a dark comedy sort of way, it can be tiresome for people who already live in these kinds of conditions.

But kudos to the author for being candid even about the controversial political topics. Will surely check out his other travelogues.