Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Another interview of Wai Wai Nu, Activist--this one a bit better I think, though the other one quite good too.

Another interview of women's Rohingya/Arakan activist Wai Wai Nu (in Burmese)

This one possibly better as it is a woman interviewing a woman.

Pl share.


Highly recommended--interview of Wai Wai Nu, Women's Rohingya (Arakan) activist

Exceptional interview and interviewee--


In Burmese--Wai Wai Nu, former political prisoner describes her work for Arakan (Rohingya) Women's Peace Network.

Bravo--pl take care of yourself.

Someone should nominate her for the Nobel Peace Prize, a kind of Burmese Malala.

Pl share this interview.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

An amazing journey--a Syrian family walks out--from the Washington Post--

An amazing journey--a Syrian family walks out--from Washington Post.

(Not unlike Burmese who walked out , but through jungles in and after 1988, but they had no GPS)


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Why George Orwell is George Orwell and a genius--

He wrote this under his real name Edward Arthur Blair--and was paid 225 francs.

Read it and see how prescient he was.


Photo is of my 3 D collage Newspeak, inspired by Orwell and made from Burmese newspapers.  There is a small photo of KN in his prime in the R eye.

The pink paper is from a Chinese takeout menu and I made this in 1997.


Quote of the day--from on line bookstore--

Quote of the day--
from a book sales page--
"Light ding on bottom edge of front cover and first 75 pages. About last 100 pages look to have been a little wet. Slightly wrinkled along edge but not stained. Unmarked text."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

My on line bio--


Kyi May Kaung is a Burmese-American writer based in the United States, noted for her searing depictions of life in third and fourth world countries and her renditions of strange points of view, such as the first person narrative of a stripper (The Lovers) or of a Lion who falls in love with a human princess (Beast).

She has written a novel, Wolf, short stories, novellas, monologues and a play and screenplay, Shaman, that was praised by Edward Albee.

She also writes poetry and has done dozens of readings in N. America, Europe and Southeast Asia. She has published two poetry chapbooks,Pelted with Petals: The Burmese Poems, and Tibetan Tanka, and is in the process of publishing more.

She is a winner of the William Carlos Williams Award of the Academy of American Poets and has won a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Award for Shaman, when it was still a one paragraph outline for a play called Flashback. It has since had a script-in-hand reading in Washington, DC.

Kyi was also a Pew finalist twice in Literature, for Shee-Monkey goes West, an allegory in poetry and prose, and for her two act play Shaman.

She worked for 13 years in the overseas Burmese democracy movement,as well as being a senior research analyst on air, in international broadcasting to Burma 1997-2001. She then worked as a senior analyst for The Burma Fund, affiliated with the Burmese Democratic Government in Exile.

Ms. Kaung holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in Political Economy and City Planning, respectively.

Her formal education informs the depth of understanding evident in her writings.


Your summer reading--my novella--The Lovers--set in Chile and America

1.      Originally published in Wild River Review on line, The Lovers is the story of a ballet dancer from Chile, who has to leave her native land for political reasons, and emigrate to Philadelphia, in America.
Burmese-born author Kyi May Kaung lived many years in West Philadelphia while pursuing her doctorate in Political Science.
The Lovers has vivid local color while traversing the uneasy life of political asylees. The Lovers, print edition
The Lovers, Kindle edition

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Print (paper) edition of Let it Fly with the Flowers: Essays about the Institute of Economics, Rangoon, Burma, edited by Kyi May Kaung, is now out.

Please share--paperback (print) copy of Let it Fly with the Flowers:  Essays about the Institute of Economics, Rangoon, Burma is now out.

Here is where to buy it.

Also if you buy one print copy, you can buy an e copy for 99 cents.

I edited this volume and some of my colleagues contributed articles.

I will also make a regular post so that you can share.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kyi May Kaung's archive resides here--in Amsterdam--


From 2012--mentioned in Foreign Policy in Focus

From 2012, I was mentioned and my poem was published in Foreign Policy in Focus.


Let It Fly--Economics Essays--If you are in Japan, buy it here--

If you are in Japan, buy it here.

It includes an essay on studying Japanese language in Japan.


e copy of Let it Fly with the Flowers: Institute of Economics Essays, Rangoon, Burma out

with a different cover--

Special post--e book for Kindle of
Let it Fly with the Flowers:  Essays about the Institute of Economics, Rangoon, Burma, is out (with a different cover).


The interiors of the books are exactly the same--you just have a choice of 2 different covers.  Because, as Mrs. Everton once told me after dinner, "Kyi Kyi, the little green grapes or the little red grapes?  In America you have a choice."

If you buy one e copy, the next copy will be 99 cents and the copies for Kindle are only $3.59 each for the red cover and 3.49 for the grey cover.

Enjoy the reads as much as I did.

Get stuck in the mud, stuck on an escalator, squirm in Dr. Aye Hlaing's class, try and get a good grade in Daw Kyi May Kaung's eco. history classes.

Economics as she was taught, with (in order of appearance, not importance)

Daw Khin Khin Thein, Dr. Khin Saw Nyein, Thynn Thynn Wynn, Khin Pwint Oo, Tin Hta Nu, Ma Myo Nwe, Dr. Khin Nyo Nyo, U Tha Hto, U Hla Phyu Chit, Yee May Kaung, Khin Pwint Oo and Daw Sintheingie.

Re-enter our world as MA students and undergrads.

If you wonder what economics is like, this will give you a fair idea, but it is much more mathematical now.

But we had good professors and lecturers who made sure we knew the basics well.

dee sar oke ne ahr lone ko kadaw like par te.