Caves and Cages: Memories of Myanmar

Cover illustration for Caves and Cages

My name is Naw Unity Ba. I am a Karen woman from Myanmar. I spent 11 years in the middle of a violent conflict between the Burmese and Karen armies, followed by 18 years in refugee camps in Thailand. In 2017, I came to Amarillo, Texas with my husband and three children. These are my memories…

We are very pleased to announce that the next book in the Heritage Language Storybook Project is now available for pre-sale! Caves and Cages: Memories of Myanmar is a beautiful bilingual book written in both Karen and English. Follow the story of Naw Unity Ba as she retraces memories from her village in Myanmar to refugee camps in Thailand, and finally to Amarillo, where she and her family reside today. Your purchase of this book will help support the ongoing work of producing bilingual stories in minority languages across various refugee communities in Amarillo. We have another Karen story as well as a Persian and Kinyamulenge story in queue, so keep your eyes peeled as the library grows! You can pre-order your copy here.

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