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About the author:
K.M.Kaung started writing fiction as a teenager in Burma.
She comes from a family of story tellers in Myingyan in Upper Burma. Her paternal grandmother May May Gyi, saw the last king of Burma - Thibaw, taken away on a steamboat on the Irrawaddy River by the British in 1886.
Kyi May Kaung's father U Kaung was named after the King's first envoy to the West, Kinwun Mingyi U Kaung.
Her father was a well known educationist and the first chairman of the Burma Historical Commission.
As a child Kyi May was privileged to have noted scholars and artists come to visit the house.
Dr. Kaung holds a doctorate in Political Economy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Her work has been previously published in anthologies and literary journals, and she has read widely in universities and bookstores in N. America and Southeast Asia. From 1997-2001 she had a poetry and political commentary program on air, broadcast to Burma/Myanmar. Edward Albee praised her two act play, Shaman, and she has won Pew, Fulbright and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants.
This is her first CreateSpace publication.
Upcoming are a full length novel Wolf, and a novella, The Rider of Crocodiles.
You may find her on her blog
and at Kyi Kaung@kyikaung on Twitter.
Her web site is
She divides her time between N. America, travel in Asia and on cyberspace. Links to my recent publications of novellas and short stories.
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
2. Black Rice is a Burmese man with very dark skin, almost purple, and almond eyes. What happens when he is captured in an ambush in Burma's delta in 1947, as ethnic strife rages, a year before Burma's Independence from Great Britain? Find out here as K.M. Kaung takes you on a heart stopping journey through life. An intensely flavored pill of a story in 48 pages. A view through oddly made eyes.
"You've got to be taught, to hate and fear, you've got to be taught, from year to year. . . ."
Song lyrics, Rogers and Hammerstein, South Pacific, the Broadway musical.
Black Rice, print edition
Black Rice, Kindle Edition
3. The Rider of Crocodiles
Dr. Kaung was traveling in Thailand when a colleague told her his great great grandfather was not killed in Ayuthia in 1767 when the Burmese invaded, as he knew how to ride crocodiles.
4. Dancing like a Peacock and Koel Bird
My two stories, Dancing like a Peacock and Koel Bird are also available on Create Space, print edition. Published by Words Sounds and Images--
A seven year old girl is sent off across the border to earn a living and send money home to Burma. A computer expert finds--
My short story collection-
Dancing like a Peacock & Koel Bird, also includes Little Transparent Fetus Buddha.
Print (soft cover) + Kindle editions
5. FGM—Kindle edition
FGM: A Story about the Mutilation of Women.
Dr. Aset, a trained gynecologist with several post graduate American degrees, lets herself be drawn into an inappropriate
My novella FGM is now available on Kindle--http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KJ3FUOE
there is also a print edition on the CreateSpace/Amazon store.
6. Dealing with death and old age in the USA as immigrants--
No Crib for a Bed and Other Stories, Kindle Edition
No Crib for a Bed, print edition