1. Maung Swe Tint: Being Eaten Alive on a Cool, Pleasant Winter’s Morning is a short story first published in Shumawa Magazine in 1981. Maung Swe Tint’s story, here adapted for Burmese language learners, is a meditative description of the daily life and concerns of an intellectual of the Burma Socialist Programme Party period. This book contains the story in reformed and original Burmese, questions on the text, extensive annotations, exercises and a translation into English.
Click the title for more information and for a purchasing link; enter discount code RKBKGQ6S to save a buck fifty and get it for $11. If you get excited and forget, we can’t refund it later… but if you come to Pansodan Gallery and moan about it, we’ll be sympathetic and spot you an espresso if the power is on, a tea if it is out.
2. P. Monin’s P. Monin, translated an annotated by Anna Allott
Coming soon in the Readings from Pansodan series. The autobiography of influential pre-independence writer P Monin, published in 1939, shortly before his death. Translated and extensively annotated for Burmese language learners by Anna Allott. Profits go to benefit orphans. Details available on request.
Projected release in July 2013.
3. Mid-century Memoirs. translated and adapted for language learners by Nance Cunningham
Essays of personal experiences in World War II and the 1950s.
1. Zach Hyman. Square Inch Yangon.
This book documents numerous examples of street-level innovation and ingenuity that this former capital city holds. Captured in rich colour photographs, examples include the repurposing of everyday items to fit new roles, the recycling of old items to grant them new functionality, and explanations of the city’s particularities that make Yangon the unique place it is. Get a taste of the style from his blog.
Projected release in May 2013.
2. Shamsul Bahari. Sketchbooks.
Get a sample of his thoughts and work at his blog here.
Projected release 2013.
3. All that Glitters. John Hulme
Projected release January 2013.
4. A Pictorial Look at the Movie Theaters of Burma. Phil Jablon.
Projected release May 2013.
5. Little Town of Paper Cones. Aung Soe Min. 2013.
Reference and educational works
1. Tai Mao (Dehong Dai) Dictionary, by Tai Toom Ken
Projected release February 2013.
2. 99 Situational Expressions, by Aung Soe Min and Nance Cunningham
Projected release March 2013.
3. Burmese Natural Discourse for Readers, by Aung Soe Min
Audio and short pieces for intermediate Burmese learners, designed to enhance literary sense.
4. Daily Burmese I, by Nance Cunningham
Little snacks of Burmese learning to keep you going until you can get proper lessons.
Projected release July 2013.Banner image: detail from a watercolour by Ba Htay Kyi; font Intimacy, courtesy of Emerald City Fontworks
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