A collection of fifty short articles published in the mid to late 1960’s in the Working People’s Daily newspaper. While most anthologised articles from Myanmar rarely have a thematic identity, this particular collection, compiled by Win Pe’s son, is an extreme jumble of thoughts; a mish-mash of writings on archaeology, astronomy, the cubic volume of a brain, damages to golf courses, ancient Egyptian poetry and the coconut. As a diversion into the mind of Win Pe, the collection is certainly a success. As a window into Myanmar and the people in the 1960’s, a time of huge political and social change, it reveals little.
Title: The Bamboo Clapper Essays
Author: Mya Zin (Win Pe)
Publisher: Seikku Cho Cho
(Sadaik Shorts is a series of very short reviews of fiction and non-fiction from Myanmar writers in English)