Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Photo: AFP Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Photo: AFP
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival: politics and social issues take centre stage at ‘uniquely charming’ event

  • British foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry, Indonesian-Chinese writer Xu Xi and Chinese film producer Yi Han among international panellists
  • The three-day literary festival gives participants unfettered space to freely discuss sensitive political and social issues between locals and foreigners

Topic |   Books and Literature
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Photo: AFP Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Photo: AFP
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Photo: AFP
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