OS Bookshop on 37th Street, Yangon

For 50 years, Myanmar experienced one of the worst state-sanctioned censorship regimes in the world.  All works were censored before publication and hundreds of writers, poets and publishers were imprisoned, many only being released in 2012, and others remaining in prison today.  As a consequence, Myanmar literature is one of the world’s least translated, and least known literatures, especially those from the ethnic borderlands.   Here is where Myanmar literature comes alive, with a collection of writer profiles, poet interviews, book reviews and more.

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