Or buy for. Hardcover, pages. Published April 1st by Jonathan Cape ( first published ). More Details Original Title. Chroniques birmanes. ISBN. Buy a cheap copy of Chroniques birmanes book by Guy Delisle. A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping point After developing his acclaimed. Chroniques birmanes by Guy Delisle; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Description and travel, Cartoonists.

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The descriptions and drawings are very simple and birmmanes, but they birmaanes make me feel like I was there. Chroniques Birmanes is a Canadian graphic novel written and illustrated by Guy Delisle.

Originally written in Chroniqjes, the book was translated into English by Helge Dascher and published by Drawn and Quarterly in Very very highly recommended to all my friends.

May 14, Ariya rated it really liked it Shelves: But for me author tends to be little bit xenophobic when it comes to people who live in Burma. This graphic travelogue, apart from the content, doesn’t change his perception and charms. It has the potential not always realized of course to convey meaning by packing a lot of information in a single panel or an image.

Feels like firsthand experience of an adventurous stay in Burma!! So, it was natural that a certain detachm Good work. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Both have been mindblowing. This is a very charming book, where Delisle manages to both lovingly describe a society that is alien to him often making himself the butt of the jokeswhile also showing several of th Delisle presents himself as a tag-along, as his wife is doing work in Myanmar with MSF.


The short “chapters” every few pages are confusing at times, though. I still don’t really like his attitude in certain situations.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

The scenario here birmane less inherent drama, because the situation is less politically dire, even though matters of life and death are closer at hand his wife works for Doctors Without Borders, or something like it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It could be a hard landing. Burma Chronicles is an autobiographical account of a family who stayed in Burma for one year. All of Delisle’s graphic memoirs are interesting. This graphic novel is similar to his other travelogues I’ve read, Pyongyang and Jerusalemin that he draws his day-to-day life and his experiences in the region. This one is about his almost one year’s stay in Burma in during the dictatorship regime. The “newspaper funnies”-style both visually and structurally at times feels chroniqies odds with the matter at hand, but it does end up working really well.

The year long stay is presented through short stories, usually between one and four pages, showing either a specific event that happens, or his impression of an element of the local dhroniques. Apparently he and his wife spent time in North Korea. 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.


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His depiction of everyday Burmese life, from the morning jaunts by the monks seeking alms, to the frequent power outage, government censorship, government corruption and nepotism, expat life, developing local friends and Burmese culture. View all 8 comments.

One can actually use this as a window into the birmajes of the organization as well as into the country.

Some of the physicians are stationed at remote outposts, and even though the organization is permitted to operate, getting permission to travel to and from those outposts is difficult and can be dangerous.

As a Westerner who doesn’t speak the biranes language, his main source of social contact comes from other expatriates, mostly people who work for nonprofit agencies.

Guy Delisle and his family spent a year living in Burma while his wife worked for Doctors Without Borders. I have read exactly two graphic novels so far -Persepolis and this. With a lot of information and visuals to absorb, it took me three weeks to actually get chroniqyes book read thoroughly and I’m happy picking it up at least.

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