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    Exploring Myanmar's past

    Life, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Myanmar is making headlines around the globe like never before in light of its recent election. However, despite the recent press coverage, history buffs and curious readers often emerge empty-handed when seeking lengthier literature on the nation and it's turbulent past.

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    Overcoming the racial divide

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Shakespeare writes in The Winter's Tale that "there were no age between 10 and three-and-20, or that youth would sleep out the rest". Adolescence, or the marked "teenage years", encompass elements of biological growth and major social transformation, both of which are decidedly products of nature and culture. The time between youth and maturity can be sorrowful, hard, fun, sad and amazing. It never fails to inspire writers of fiction, to attempt to unravel the complexities of this concept of life. Charting into the unknown is always a favourite subject of those who write.

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    The Law is the law

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/08/2017

    » From being overlooked in fear of retaliation, Isis has sprung to the forefront of favoured subject matter among books.

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    Nothing to laugh about

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 07/07/2017

    » Certain terms put me off: "only" as in I only want; "just" as in I just mean; "fun" as in let's have some; "hilarious" as in this book is. They are simply untrue.

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    Never volunteer

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 05/05/2017

    » For millennia, the essential part of every tribe and nation has been its military. Whether called war councils, war offices or war departments, their concern was having sufficient arms and training men to use them to the best of their ability.

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    The Rise and Fall

    Life, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Imperialism -- empire building -- is as old as civilisation. There have always been those who felt this system of government to be superior and should incorporate others less fortunate. And be paid handsomely for their good intentions. Protesting indicated that they were too ignorant to know what was good for them.

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    7-Eleven takes literature to the next level

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/07/2015

    » Feel like SEA Write is a little too out of your league? Thanks to the countless other badges of honour that acknowledge good writing available in our country, the prestigious SEA Write Award is not the only ticket to literary stardom. 7 Book Awards, an initiative that started between CP All Public Company Limited and the Ministry of Education, has been honouring outstanding literature since 2004. This year's awards ceremony will be taking place later this month.

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    Seminal American novelist Philip Roth dead at 85

    AFP, Published on 23/05/2018

    » NEW YORK: Grand man of American letters Philip Roth, a fierce and prolific talent who achieved fame with the sexually explicit "Portnoy's Complaint" in 1969, has died at 85, US media reported Wednesday.

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    How to get rich

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 09/02/2018

    » During the Great Depression in the Big Apple, one of the games we played was choosing our role model among the comic strip heroes we all read. Dick Tracy, Superman and Batman got most voted. They scoffed when I picked Daddy Warbucks, the billionaire who adopted Little Orphan Annie. (“Yeah, how many bad men did he catch?”)

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    A step towards literary freedom

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 16/11/2015

    » Myanmar’s recent general election is a joyous moment for the people of the country, who have been ruled by a military dictatorship since the early 1960s. For poet and publicist Myay Hmone Lwin the election results, which look set to improve the situation through the victory of the National League for Democracy, paints a hopeful picture for his country’s future, hopefully a future free from rampant censorship and piracy, as well as a chance for Myanmar to make itself known on an international level.

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