For Us Surrender is Out of the Question

For Us Surrender is Out of the Question There Are Bad Things Going On In Burma That You Don T Know About There S A Civil War The World S Longest Running, In Fact Raging Between The Government And Ethnic Rebels Much Of The United States Heroin Comes From There And There S The Small Matter That America Helped Make It All Possible With Overt Funding And The CIA S Very First Secret War Of Course, You Wouldn T Know Any Of This, Because Burma Is A Country Nearly Shut Out From The Rest Of The World, With The Only Footage Of The Carnage Coming Via Groups Of Young, Tough, Booze Loving Refugees Who Run Into War Zones To Collect It And With These Refugees Is Where We Find Mac McClelland Embedded In Her Staggering Debut, For Us Surrender Is Out Of The Question McClelland Weaves A Narrative That Is Part Investigative Journalism, Part Popular History, And Part Memoir Of A Midwestern, Twentysomething Girl Living With Refugee Activists On The Burma Thailand Border Driven By The Community McClelland Is Illegally Aiding A Small Group Of Brave Young Men And Women For Us Surrender Is Out Of The Question Is An Urgent And Fascinating Look At A Weary Conflict, Told By A Bright, New Voice. I really loved the gonzo, slightly scattered, but always passionate style of Mac McClelland Bouncing back and forth between historical background she has researched and her own personal experiences working with Karen refugees in Thailand who are sneaking back into their native Burma to support the efforts of their people to survive against the relentless, remorseless evil that is the government of Myanmar is a rollercoaster ride worth taking I d love to sit down with McClelland and talk to h I really loved the gonzo, slightly scattered, but always passionate style of Mac McClelland Bouncing back and forth between historical background she has researched and her own personal experiences working with Karen refugees in Thailand who are sneaking back into their native Burma to support the efforts of their people to survive against the relentless, remorseless evil that is the government of Myanmar i
Really liked this one The book was well balanced between facts about Burma and Karen life and the narrator s own work at BA Reading it flew by. I have never read a book so hilarious and so heartbreaking at the same time. Mac McClelland is a bad ass About that there is no debate.On a whim, she emailed a refugee group working with the Karen people on the border of Burma and Thailand With barelythan a vague, emailed acceptance, she traveled half way around the world to see what she could, and do what she could.Other journalists have taken on a similar task Phil Thornton wrote about some of the same subjects in his 2006 book Restless Souls But he wore his privilege easily, never really questioning his ow Mac McClelland is a bad ass About that there is no debate.On a whim, she emailed a refugee group working with the Karen people on the border of Burma and Thailand With barelythan a vague, emailed acceptance, she traveled half way around the world to see what she could, and do what she could.Other journalists have taken on a similar task Phil Thornton wrote about some of the same subjects in his 2006 book Restless Souls But he wore his privilege easily, never really questioning his own parasitic relationship with the refugees using them to tell and sell stories McClelland is muchintrospective than that, questioning her own privilege andgenerally her place in the world of the illegal refugees with whom she is working Unlike Thornton s narrative, which, as I recall, as too satisfied with itself, the problem with McClelland s is that she opens up too many boxes, which makes her narrative scattered It is fascinating at tim
This book was published in 2010, written about a short time spent with Karen rebels in 2006 The author traces the history of the world s longest running war amidst her volunteer work teaching English to some refugees Although some of her language is quite vulgar shock value she captures the spirit of the situation so well that you feel you are right there with them Her personal adventure actually living with the rebels is easier reading andinteresting than the pages of history with l This book was published in 2010, written about a short time spent with Karen rebels in 2006 The author traces the history of the world s longest running war amidst her volunteer work teaching English to some refugees Although some of her language is quite vulgar shock value she captures the spirit of the si
Wow While this book actually only chronicles a 6 week stay working with Burman refugees, it packs in a bunch of history recent and less so , along with emotional impact I suspect I may have been coming off to my coworkers like an undergraduate who just discovered a cause And it s not exactly a polemic it s just engrossingly enough written that I missed my bus and then almost missed getting off at my house because I was reading it.And, of course, she does the usual close to home job of pai Wow While thi
Entertaining and well researched and reported account of the mostly ignored oppression and genocide going on in Burma and along its border with Thailand Covering death and abject poverty with a raw sense of humor and self awareness isn t easy, but McClelland plunges readers into the chaos of ethnic Karen refugees trying to survive and document the crimes against their people with a deft and even light hearted approach that mixes in humor, history and cross cultural misunderstandings with the cr Entertaining and well researched and reported account of the mostly ignored oppression and genocide going on in Burma and along its border with Thailand Covering death and abject poverty with a raw sen
A powerful, well researched book which personalizes the legacy of an ongoing conflict, and contextualizes Western interaction with it Conversational in tone, refreshingly less earnest than many books about contemporary Burma and thankfully not falling for the power of one discourse which has guided much recent comment no offence meant to DASSK and her followers If you don t know much about Burma a you should, and b this is good place to start.Having visited Burma and spoken with both di A powerful, w
I know what you are thinking You are thinking, White person in Asia stories I have been burned by you before And I am right there with you But there are a few really important reasons that For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question avoids the problems apparently endemic to fictional and non fictional narratives of this kind 1 Mac McClelland isn t the main character or the most important part of the story.2 It s not some weird allegory.3 It s not some banal allegory, either.4 The story is I know what you are thinking You are thinking, White person in Asia stories I have been burned by you before And I am right there with you But there are a few really important reasons that For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question avoid
I found this book after reading a brief piece by Mac about how she uses violent sex to get over PTSD I knew nothing about the situation in Burma and it s horrifying She deftly and expertly weaves in her time spent with Karen refugees and a good amount of historical backg

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  • Paperback
  • 388 pages
  • For Us Surrender is Out of the Question
  • Mac McClelland
  • English
  • 09 March 2018
  • 1593762658