Burma Chronicles is the most enlightening and insightful book about life under the country’s brutal dictatorship in years, says Rory MacLean. Guy Delisle’s newest travelogue revolves around a year spent in Burma (also known as Myanmar) with his wife and son. Burma is notorious for. DeLisle’s (Pyongyang) latest exploration of Asian life is probably the best possible argument against the ruling junta in the embattled (and now.

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Jun 08, sweet pea rated it it was ok Shelves: If you must visit Burma while it remains under the rule of the iniquitous junta, do so with the express intention of bearing witness to the tragedy and suffering of its people. A Journey in North Korea.

In the end, Delisle and his wife leave Burma. Better still, stay away, and visit it instead through the pages vurma this heart-breaking, educational and insightful comic masterpiece.

Rimane che Delisle fa un uso creativo del giornalismo a fumetti, il graphic o comix journalism: Graphic novelMemoir. Just like in Pyongyang, I really appreciate the detail in his illustrations.

It’s just simply his observations and a normal guy living in a foreign country saying “Hey look at this.

Kanter’s objective was to bring intelligent literature to young people and his work remains the most noble in the history of illustrated children’s magazines. While it took a while for me to get used to the drawings, they eventually grew on me, and by the end I was completely sold by them.

The material is presented in vignettes. The answer is with fantastic verve.

Burma Chronicles

And I am glad that he seems to have grown as a writer and as a person as well. Jul 13, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the charms of Delisle’s comics are the frames where it’s just him looking puzzled and not saying anything.

My favorite moment is when he successfully avoids getting soaked during the water festival but let’s an old women spill a bowl of water onto his back, anyway. Literary Review of Canada. This graphic travelogue, apart from the content, doesn’t change his perception and charms.

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I found it revealing when he said that before leaving, he knew clearly that the corporations like Total were the BAD guys, and the ONG workers the good guys. He is a cartoonist and has written this book as such and it should be read keeping that in mind.

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This graphic novel is really problematic for me. Delisle accompanied his wife, who is an MSF managing doctor aka Doctors Without Borders and their two year-old son, Louis With a lot of information and visuals dellisle absorb, it took me three weeks to actually get this book read thoroughly and I’m happy picking it up at least. The rest chrpnicles the year is ‘the hot. The only substantial contact he ever had with the dleisle was with his guides provided by the government of North Korea.

View all 5 comments. Jul 13, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the second book I am reading in a row sketched by him. At the beginning of the trip, the family must stay in an MSF guest house while they search for more permanent housing. Absolutely would have liked to see more of those. Considering being a skeptical reader when it comes to non-fiction and documentary genre, I’m happy, and almost relieved to see my new favorite cartoonist doesn’t tell but shows how living in the foreign country in the midst of military regime was like instead of prejudices.

Bufma they stop in the middle of a scene and a new chapter, a completely new story begins.

Reading: Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

I still don’t really like his attitude in certain situations. I’d always wondered about it. Aid workers have to determine if staying in regime favored areas only strengthens the military rule. They just call her “The Lady. In general, those with the smallest panes and fewest words have the weakest content. I am already a major fan of his drawing abilities. Burma is, of course, a brutal dictatorship, where its elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 13 years, where almost half the government budget is spent on the military and just 19p per person per year on health carewhere one in 10 babies die before their fifth birthday, where 2, political prisoners are routinely tortured.


A very good book to get started with if you’re interested in different cultures around the world. His bestselling and acclaimed travelogues Pyongyang, Jerusalem: As well as following Delisle’s year in Rangoon, the book chronicles the difficulties the authorities make for foreign aid organisations.

I like it when travel writers show me a country that I’ll probably never see in my lifetime. As a Westerner who doesn’t speak the native language, his main source of social contact comes from other expatriates, mostly people who work for nonprofit agencies.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle.

This little French graphic novel reads Being a Burmese myself, I am always more than willing to lend my pair of ears to what the expatriates have to say about my country, Burma. Guy obsesses about getting enough doses of Tamiflu, until another worker points out that it probably wouldn’t work anyway burja it was prescribed to treat the seasonal flu, which is a different strain of the virus.

Burma Chronicles is an autobiographical account of a family who stayed in Burma for one year. Lots chrnicles insight on Burma culture and many cultural shocks from an obliterated country!

Jan 19, Indrani Sen rated it it was amazing Shelves: