From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey.

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Book Description Flamingo, London, 2002. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Moderate reading wear. Very clean interior. Bookseller Inventory # 0232084

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Book Description Flamingo, London, 2002. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good.Ex library with laminated covers. Clean interior. Bookseller Inventory # 005692

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THwe, Pascal Khoo
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Book Description Flamingo, London, 2002. Soft Cover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. First Thus. 304pp. Ilstd. with b/w plts. 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. Pascal developed a love of the English language through listening with his father to the BBC World Service, and it was while earning money as a waiter in a restaurant in Mandalay to pay for his studies that he met the Cambridge don, John Casey, who was to prove his saviour. The brutal military regime of General Ne Win cracked down on "dissidents" in the late 1980s. Pascal's girlfriend was raped and murdered by soldiers, and Pascal, by now a student leader, took to the jungle along with an army of students. How he was eventually rescued with Casey's help is a dramatic part of the story, which ends when Pascal is admitted to Cambridge to study his great love - English literature. [ALL BOOKS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND HAS OVER 70,000 BOOKS IN STOCK ON 2 FLOORS IN 8 ROOMS]. Bookseller Inventory # 007929

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Book Description Flamingo, London, 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. xvi+304pp., Pictorial colour illustrated covers with a hint of corner wear and tanning to edge of textblock & outer edge of pages, illust. title-page, illust. map, foreword by John Casey, b/w plts. & text illust., epilogue, index. From the Land of Green Ghosts is the autobiographical tale of a remarkable triumph over despair, and of an encounter between two very different worlds. Hauntingly and poetically written, it unforgettably evokes the realities of life in modern-day Burma, and one young man's long journey to freedom despite almost unimaginable odds. Size: Octavo. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 004629

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