From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
HarperCollins, 2002 - 304 Seiten
The autobiographical story of a young man's upbringing in a remote tribal village in Burma and his subsequent journey from his strife-torn country to the tranquil quads of Cambridge. Pascal Khoo-thwe describes his childhood and early days as a member of the Padaung hill tribe, where ancestor worship and communion with spirits blended with the tribe's recent conversion to Christianity. In the 1930s, Pascal's grandfather (and head of the clan) captured an Italian Jesuit, mistaking him for a giant or a wild beast; the Jesuit in turn converted the tribe.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - labfs39 - LibraryThing
Pascal Khoo Thwe grew up in rural Burma, part of the Padaung tribe. His grandfather was the tribal chief, and Pascal grew up secure in his place in the world. His family was Catholic, yet still ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - DramMan - LibraryThing
I started this book with little enthusiasm and low expectations, as the recent history of Burma has been truly depressing - but this autobiography grew on me mightily: a tale of courage, honesty and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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