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Nowhere to Be Home
Narratives From Survivors of Burma's Military Regime

Nowhere to Be Home is an eye-opening collection of oral histories exposing the realities of life under military rule. In their own words, men and women from Burma describe their lives in the country that Human Rights Watch has called “the textbook example of a police state.”

Decades of military oppression in Burma have led to the systematic destruction of thousands of ethnic minority villages, a standing army with one of the world’s highest number of child soldiers, and the displacement of millions of people.

Nowhere to Be Home is an eye-opening collection of oral histories exposing the realities of life under military rule. In their own words, men and women from Burma describe their lives in the country that Human Rights Watch has called “the textbook example of a police state.”

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  • Given the heavy censorship in Burma, and the long standing control by a military junta there, the book may be the only opportunity the narrators have to share their stories with the outside world.” —SFGate
    “With publication of a Burmese translation of the book Nowhere to Be Home, made possible in no small part by the demise of state censorship, narratives from survivors of Burma’s former military regime will finally be heard locally.” —Kyaw Phyo Tha for The Irrawaddy