Freelance journalist Francis Wade has worked extensively in South East Asia and contributed to The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Asia Times Online, the Democratic Voice of Burma and The Los Angeles Review of Books. In his riveting book Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim ‘Other’, he reveals the deep fissures that have spurred mass violence and refugee flight. The book has garnered praise from the BBC’s Fergal Keane, who lauded Wade for his “moral courage and intellectual insight”, and author Pankaj Mishra who praised its “historical depth and intellectual acuity”. Wade speaks with Hannah Brown.
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