Writer profile: Saw Lambert

Writer profile: Saw Lambert

Saw Lambert (1941- 2015) was born in a small village in Karen State close to the Thailand border.  As a teenager he boarded in the nearest high-school, forty miles away, and later graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Mawlamyine University in Mon State.  Having been denied permission by the Socialist Government to study bookbinding in the UK …

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Ethnic Literature Finds Support Elsewhere

Ethnic Literature Finds Support Elsewhere

One of the many touted reforms of the Thein Sein administration was the recognition of the right to teach ethnic language and literature.  Commitments were made to incorporate literature lessons into the syllabus with a monthly stipend for the teachers, commitments that were endorsed by the successor NLD government …

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