Tuesday, February 05, 2013

News at Eleven: Myanmar's censorship board, which shut in August,

was officially rebranded the Copyrights and Registration Division at the end of January, just in time for Yangon's first international literary festival, where Saw Wai staged his poetry performance. The festival, which ended Sunday, brought together around 80 Myanmar authors--including exiles and former political prisoners like opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi--and international writers, like Jung Chang, whose best-selling "Wild Swans" recently became available in Burmese, though it is still banned in China. Myanmar is also known as Burma.

For decades Myanmar's books, like its people, were subjected to varying degrees of physical violence.

from Associated Press: Freedom brings new challenges for Myanmar writers


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