9 Feb 2013
for his autobiography, “From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey,”
is now visiting the country of his birth. He is an ethnic Karen and his 2002 book
is about growing up in Burma under military rule. It was awarded the Kiriyama Prize,
an international literary award given to books which will encourage greater
understanding of and among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia.
He recently spoke to The Irrawaddy’s Kyaw Phyo Tha about his return to Burma.