Myanmar’s first prime minister, U Nu, self-styled himself as the Burmese George Bernard Shaw. Myanmar’s first post military president was the son of one of the most influential writers in Myanmar. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi herself is a graduate of Burmese Literature and the author of several books. Politics and Literature in Myanmar are inextricably bound. Often to the detriment of the former. Here is a series of longer reads, on censorship, the civil conflicts, the politicians and their policies, and how literature from Myanmar weaves through them all.