A Novel of Modern Burma
An American doctor finds himself mediating the confrontation between a military dictatorship and rebel armies fighting to survive, in this tale of modern Burma.
Flame Tree was a finalist in Copred's 2001 Peace Writing competition.
Flame Tree was a finalist in Copred's 2001 Peace Writing competition and has an incredible depth of knowledge about the politics, as well as the culture, of Thailand and Burma. More importantly, its author inspires the reader to find nonviolent answers to conflict. Dr. Keith Dahlberg does this by weaving the lives of two humanitarian volunteers with the lives of countless others who represent organizations working with the people of Southeast Asia. What happens at the Flame Tree Inn in Mai Hong Son on the border of Burma and Thailand is surprising, concluding a story that is both provoking and pacifistic. Flame Tree is a significant text for anyone who is interested in making peace.