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Our Home in Myanmar: Four years in Yangon

Our Home in Myanmar: Four years in Yangon

by Jessica Mudditt

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Overview

Myanmar: shrouded in mystery, misunderstood and isolated for half a century.

Journalist Jessica Mudditt had a front row seat as the country transitioned from dictatorship to democracy

After a whirlwind romance in Bangladesh, Australian journalist Jessica Mudditt and her Bangladeshi husband Sherpa arrive in Yangon in 2012, just as the military junta is beginning to relax its ironclad grip on power. It is a high-risk atmosphere; a life riddled with chaos and confusion as much as it is with wonder and excitement. Jessica joins a small team of old-hand expat editors at The Myanmar Times, whose Burmese editor is still languishing in prison.

Whether she is covering a speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, getting dangerously close to cobras, directing cover shoots with Burmese models, or scaling Bagan's thousand-year-old temples, Jessica is entranced and challenged by a country undergoing rapid change. But as the historic elections of 2015 draw near, it becomes evident that the road to democracy is full of twists, turns and false starts. The couple is blindsided when a rise in militant Buddhism takes a personal turn and challenges their belief that they have found a home in Myanmar.



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ISBN-13: 9780648914228
Publisher: Jessica Mudditt
Publication date: 05/10/2021
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Jessica Mudditt was born in Melbourne, Australia, and currently lives in Sydney. She spent ten years working as a journalist in London, Bangladesh and Myanmar, before returning home in 2016. Her articles have been published by the BBC, The Economist Intelligence Unit, GQ and Marie Claire, among others. Our Home in Myanmar is her first book.

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