Whispers at the Pagoda By Julie Sell
Portraits of Modern Burma
Burma. The name evokes images of color and mystery, the alluring and forbidden. Cut off from the world for more than three decades by a repressive military government, Burma has only recently cracked its doors open to foreigners. American writer Julie Sell set out to discover this little-known country through encounters with the Burmese people. Despite significant potential risk to themselves, many people were willing to tell their remarkable stories. From the political circles of Rangoon to rebel outposts on the rugged frontier, from Buddhist monasteries to hilltribe villages, Whispers at the Pagoda: Portraits of Modern Burma offers a unique look inside a country that the world has nearly forgotten.
160 pages, 12 b/w photos