Love, Money and Obligation looks at the phenomenon of Western men marrying women from northeast Thailand’s Isaan region. Photo: AfP

The Thai women who marry Western men: lessons from one village in northeast Thailand in Love, Money and Obligation

  • Well-researched book looks at women in a village in the Isaan region of northeast Thailand who choose to marry foreign men
  • The author, anthropologist Patcharin Lapanun, examines the social impact of their marriages on the village and the women themselves
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Love, Money and Obligation looks at the phenomenon of Western men marrying women from northeast Thailand’s Isaan region. Photo: AfP
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In Gun Island, Indian author Amitav Ghosh explores human response to climate damage

  • The New York-based writer’s ninth novel lays bare mankind’s failure to process the new realities of a changed environment
  • The book also touches on an earlier time of folklore and the fantastic, when life moved much slower
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