PEN Atlas: The hidden languages of Burma

Following recent political reforms in Burma, Lucas Stewart investigates the impact on writers in the country, and whether there is real change in the air for ethnic literature and languages.

Lucas Stewart have lived in Qatar, Iraq, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea and Myanmar.  He is currently working as Literature Advisor to the British Council’s Hidden Words Hidden Worlds ethnic literature project and assisted British Council in organising the first Burmese Book Slam. He blogs at sadaik.com (an English language blog on Myanmar literature).

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