The human rights abuses of the Myanmar republic are brought to horrifying life in this tale of hardship and perseverance in the face of impossible conditions.
The peaceful jungles of Burma are ripped apart as the People Power Uprising of 1988 incites the brutal military rulers of Myanmar to crush a burgeoning revolution. Among millions of displaced natives are Thazama, Moonpi and Kim, members of the Zomi tribe, forced to flee slavery and torture, who soon learn that everywhere they turn, they are trapped between worlds and hostages in their own country.
With captivating imagery and heart-wrenching clarity, Burmese Moons tells a tragic story of oppressive human rights violations in what was formerly the longest-running military dictatorship in the world — and illustrates the brutal toll exacted upon the men, women and children of the region.
“This graphic novel served as an excellent and accessible entry point to understanding the worse of the war that developed and what it has done to many of the inhabitants and the generations to come.” —Bookidote