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February 25, 2009


ChiChi Fargo

Thanks, Stephen. I have requested this novel at the library. Once again, you continue to direct my reading choices. I appreciate that.


Actually, this book isn't the first novel to be translated into English. I'm not quite sure which is the first one, but I'm now reading the translated version of "Not Out of Hate" by Ma Ma Lay and it was published in 1991.

Gary Sullivan

Not Out of Hate was indeed the first Burmese novel to be translated into English:



a 'nat' is a spirit or martyr that the 'natkadaw' like Daisy, channels through dancing, singing, smoking, and drinking. this book does evoke many aspects of burmese life, and to have read it and then seen a nat pwe in person in bagan was amazing.

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