Writer Profile: Duwa Walu Sin Wa

Duwa Walu Sin Wa (b.1948) comes from a long line of Kachin ‘Jaiwa’s’ or storytellers.  Born in Ninghpum Village, Sumprabum Township, the cultural heartland of the Jinghpaw community, his father, the head of his clan, sent Duwa Walu Sin Wa to live with his uncle when he was 10 years old.  This uncle was the clan’s Jaiwa …

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Can Literature Save Myanmar’s Peace Process?

Can Literature Save Myanmar’s Peace Process?

In late January 2019, the Tatmadaw took control of the remote Naga region headquarters of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), an ethnic armed organisation that has yet to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. In March, 5 leaders of the NSCN-K were arrested by police in Khamti Township, Sagaing Division after attending a meeting at their liason office, a meeting organised by the Naga Culture Centre Committee to discuss peace in the Naga region … 

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Sadaik Long Review: Kachin Culture and Tradition in Myanmar by Rev. N-Gan Tang Gun

Sadaik Long Review: Kachin Culture and Tradition in Myanmar by Rev. N-Gan Tang Gun

One of the hopes of my book, The People Elsewhere, was to shine a light on the misconception that all languages and literature from the ethnic nationality groups in Myanmar had been suppressed by successive juntas over fifty years.  The reality is much more complicated of course … 

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