Everything is Broken

Everything is Broken

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On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma. The cyclone wreaked untold havoc, but the regime, in an unfathomable decision of near-genocidal proportions, blocked international aid from entering the country, and provided little relief themselves. Emma Larkin, who has been traveling to and secretly reporting on Burma for years, managed to arrange for a tourist visa in those frenzied days and arrived to chaos. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese citizens lacked food, drinking water, and basic shelter. In "Everything is Broken", Larkin not only exposes the extent of the damage, but provides a singular portrait of the generals responsible for compounding the tragedy, examining in revealing detail the historical, religious, and superstitious setting that created Burma's tenacious and brutal dictatorship.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781847081803
BY (AUTHOR) Larkin, Emma
PUBLISHER : Granta Books PUBLICATION DATE : July 01, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Granta Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 215 mm x 137 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :
On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma. The cyclone wreaked untold havoc, but the regime, in an unfathomable decision of near-genocidal proportions, blocked international aid from entering the country, and provided little relief themselves. Emma Larkin, who has been traveling to and secretly reporting on Burma for years, managed to arrange for a tourist visa in those frenzied days and arrived to chaos. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese citizens lacked food, drinking water, and basic shelter. In "Everything is Broken", Larkin not only exposes the extent of the damage, but provides a singular portrait of the generals responsible for compounding the tragedy, examining in revealing detail the historical, religious, and superstitious setting that created Burma's tenacious and brutal dictatorship.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781847081803
BY (AUTHOR) Larkin, Emma
PUBLISHER : Granta Books PUBLICATION DATE : July 01, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Granta Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 215 mm x 137 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences