February 11, 2011
Connelly, Karen, Burmese Lessons: A True Love Story (New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2009) (From the bookjacket: "When Karen Connelly goes to Burma in 1996 to gather information for a series of articles, she discovers a place of unexpected beauty and generosity. She also encounters a country ruled by a brutal military dictatorship that imposes a code of censorship and terror. Carefully seeking out the regime's critics, she witnesses mass demonstrations, attends protest, interviews detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and flees from police. When it gets too risky for her to stay, Connelly flies back to Thailand, but she cannot leave Burma behind.").