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Brian Myers: Far From Kawthoolei

The US has welcomed over 160,000 refugees from Burma (Myanmar). Amongst them are the Karen, an indigenous people whose homeland of Kawthoolei is in the eastern highlands of the post-colonial state of Burma. When the military junta came to power, the Karen were forced from their villages to refugee camps across the border in Thailand. A new generation is born in America that hasn’t experienced the trauma of war crimes or the affinity that has bonded a people to fight for self-determination. Far From Kawthoolei reveals how identities may adapt and persevere when uprooted from geography, history, and politics.

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