On Burmese Literary Pen Names

‘U Win Tun may not have had his face emblazoned on T-shirts sold for Westerners outside Yangon’s tourist shopping mecca of Scott Market, but for the Burmese, he was one of a trio of democratic heroes, just as iconic as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Min Ko Naing, having spent nineteen years in prison for his involvement in the 1988 revolution.’

I was honoured to be invited to guest blog a piece for the Bamboo Sea this month for a special month long series of shorts on Burma.  Read the rest of the article on Burmese literary pen names here here

Many thanks to James Martin, writer and creator of Bamboo Sea

Image credit @Brisbane City Council

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