Edited by Maggie Lemere and Zoë West
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."
Foreword by Mary Robinson.
About the Contributors:
Maggie Lemere is a multimedia storyteller and oral historian whose projects focus on social and environmental issues.
Zoë West is a writer and researcher who works in the areas of labor, migration, and human rights.
Mary Robinson is a lawyer, politician, and diplomat who served as president of Ireland from 1990-97 and as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002.