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    The Deeper South

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/08/2017

    » In the contemporary art created by Muslim women from Thailand's restive southern provinces of Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, there is a depth that reaches out and speaks to the heart.

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    Home away from home

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/07/2014

    » It is the final week of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. During the day, one of Ramkhamhaeng’s busiest roads, Soi 53, is still devoid of activities. But come sunset, as the muezzin calls for evening prayer from the nearby mosque and announces the time of the fast-breaking meal, the soi comes alive and the air is filled with chatter and aroma of food and tea.

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    Caught in the crossfire

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/10/2013

    » Many Muslim Thai students opt to further their studies in the Middle East for better career options. Some are there to master the Arabic language, while others decide to study Middle Eastern history. However, the Arab Spring has led a number of them to return home unexpectedly. Life speaks with two Thai students who studied in Egypt and Libya about issues they encountered there.

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    Recording unheard voices

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/07/2013

    » Farina So believes in the power of oral history. Collecting and studying historical information through interviews with Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the three restive southern provinces of Thailand, for instance, can help officials in charge of reconciliation better understand the issues residents are facing. And So ought to know, because the 33-year-old heads the Cham Oral History Project at the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam).

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