Sadaik Shorts: The Japanese Era Rangoon General Hospital

Memoirs are a common genre in Burmese literature in translation, and yet here, we have something unique.  Dr Myint Swe’s memoir of his time at Rangoon General Hospital No.1 is a rare and enjoyable account of wartime Burma under the Japanese occupation from the life of a Burman.

IMG_5514Title: The Japanese Era Rangoon Hospital: Memoirs of A Wartime Physician

Author: Dr Myint Swe,

Translator: Zarny Tun

Publisher: Myanmar Book Centre

 

 

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

 

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