DCO Thai Books

DCO Thai - Books and More

  DCO Thailand » Thai Bookshop » Short Stories » 20001013 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   

Please choose your currency
US Dollars, UK Pounds, Euros, Australian Dollars or Japanese Yen. Five new currencies added. Swiss Francs, Canadian Dollars, Swedish Krona, Norwegian Kroner and Danish Kroner.
Rates by www.Oanda.com
Thai Books and More
Angkor Wat
Bestsellers on DCO
Diving in Thailand
English Translations
Fiction from Thailand
Gay Thailand
General Interest Thai
Gift Books
Historical Novels
History of Thailand
Humour From Thailand
Interior Design
Learning English
Learning Thai
Living in Thailand
Modern History
Natural History
North of Thailand
Phrase Books
River Chao Phya
Royal Family
SE Asia & Asia/Pacific
Sexuality in Thailand
Short Stories
Temples & Murals
Thai Architecture
Thai Art
Thai Culture
Thai Food
Thai Language Books
Thai Politics & Society
The Bar Scene
Thriller and Adventure
Vietnam War
Maps and Atlas
Thailand Nightlife Magazines
Language - Multimedia
Language - Tapes and CDs
Muay Thai - Thai Boxing
Thai Software
Thai Cooked Insects
Publishers Pages

View All Items
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Shopping Cart more
0 items
01.People of Esarn by Pira Sudham
02.Tales of Thailand by Pira Sudham
03.Thai Vignettes by Steve Rosse
04.Gulfs of Thailand by Michael Smithies
05.Murder at the Horny Toad Bar by Dean Barrett
06.Inked Over, Ripped Out by Anna J. Allott
Pira Sudham
Contact Us
Location Map
About DCO in Thailand
DCO Affiliate Program
Latest products more
H.M. King Chulalongkorn
H.M. King Chulalongkorn

New Books News Feed

RSS 2.0 News Feed

Google News Feed
Specials more
The Thai Dragon
The Thai Dragon
Pay By
Credit Cards
People of Esarn by Pira Sudham $13.17
ISBN 9789748912349

People of Esarn by Pira Sudham

2007 New Edition - Includes The Damned of Thailand and The Kingdom in Conflicts

Short stories and essays on some of the major issues facing Thailand; child prostitution, the rape of the forests, the killing of rural activists and dying rivers and soil in the North-East.

From the story "A Thai Woman in Germany" -
I remember you. It was in Pattaya in 1977, when you saw me for the first time at the Holiday Inn where you used to work as a manger. Maybe you wouldn't recall that it was me whom you stopped in front of the lift one night when were on duty. You tried to prevent me from going up to the room with a farang, asking him to register me first before he could take me to his room. You tried to explain to him so politely that it was a hotel regulation for the security of guests. And for such a registration, you asked him to pay 350 Baht extra. I remember also that all that while, you pretended you did not care who I was. You ignored me quite completely, but I could guess what you were thinking: "The farang is taking this whore up to his room. Boy, doesn't she look it. When you have seen one, you have seen them them all in Pattaya."

Bangkok 2007 revised and expanded edition
240 pages
ISBN 9789748912349

Pira Sudham
A true voice from Esarn

If you wish to understand Thailand's poor North-East region, Esarn, you should read the novels and short stories by Pira Sudham. Considered Thailand's leading English language writer, he was nominated for the 1990 Nobel prize for literature.

Born to poor farming family in Napo, Burirum province, in 1942, Pira traveled to Bangkok to become a temple boy, a servant to the monks, at the age of 14. He continued to study and won entrance to Thailand's top university, Chulalongkorn.

A New Zealand government scholarship started 12 years of travel from New Zealand, to Australian, Hong Kong and Europe. He never forgot the Esarn, with its' poverty and injustices and these became the background for his short stories and novels.

He now divides his time between England and Thailand's North-East where he runs a number of projects to help his fellow villagers.

Pira Sudham's own words -

"If I had not left my village then, I would have been subject, like most villagers, to the mercy of nature: floods, drought, disease, ignorance and scarcity. With endurance, I would have accepted them as my own fate, as something I cannot go against in this life."

Asked why he writes, he replies: "In my mind I carry memories of childhood, of life in villages, much as a pregnant woman carrying a child. Every day these images grow, and I know that one day I shall have to give birth to them through the medium of writing. Besides, I don't want people in our villages, so far removed from other peoples because of distance and poverty, to be born, suffer and to die in vain."

Pira Sudham


Click here for more books by Pira Sudham

Click here for website related to this author or subject
Customers who bought this product also purchased
One High Season by J.F. Gump
One High Season by J.F. Gump
Private Dancer in German
Private Dancer in German
Sunrise Sunset Pattaya and Bangkok DVD
Sunrise Sunset Pattaya and Bangkok DVD
Hud Pim Thai Typing Tutor CD
Hud Pim Thai Typing Tutor CD
Working with the Thais
Working with the Thais
Many Lives by Kukrit Pramoj
Many Lives by Kukrit Pramoj

loans for condos
Locations of visitors to this page
Copyright © 2004 DCO Co., Ltd.
Shopping cart software copyright © 2003 CRE Loaded Team
Powered by Oscommerce, Supercharged by CRE Loaded Team
Using Version [CRE Loaded6 v4]