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.
Title: 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)