Sadaik Shorts: The Bamboo Clapper Essays

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.

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Title: The Bamboo Clapper Essays

Author: Mya Zin (Win Pe)

Publisher: Seikku Cho Cho

Published: 2015

 

 

(Sadaik Shorts is a series of very short reviews of fiction and non-fiction from Myanmar writers in English)

 

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