clemclem | Tuesday March 8th, 2011
This month, Reprodukt, a Berliner publishing house specialized in cartoons, republished for the second time the book of Guy Delisle: «Chroniques Birmanes».
The cartoonist Guy Delisle accompanies his partner while she works for six months in Burma for the NOG “Médecins sans frontières”. He goes for walks while she is at work. He tells his daily life as an expatriate in the city of Rangoon in a surprised and curious manner with the eyes of someone who sees things for the first time. We follow him along his needs and escapades and we slowly discover with him what this country looks like: the dictatorship, the daily censorship, the attempts to fight the regime and the resignation, the role of the NGOs in the country, its geography, religion, culture and even some Birman cartoons…
In order to complete the reading of his reports, Guy Delisle has also created an internet site on which one can see photos and videos as well as learn a lot more about this country: