In this is intimate account called Whispers of Hope, I tell the story of Burma past and present. Sometimes gentle and often raw, a Burmese family and other Burmese nationals give their eyewitness version of events spanning the twentieth century up to the present day. Their quintessential English names belie the colonial influence and their Anglo-Burmese roots.
"Whispers of Hope lives up to its name and quietly provides a perfect, hopeful, antidote to the noisy, angry, and aggressive violence of Burma’s military dictators. As we hear daily about the fresh suffering of the country’s people, how wonderful to be reminded of the amazing richness and ethnic diversity of the Burmese nation. Since my first visits to the Karen State I have been in awe of the quiet dignity and resilience of Burma’s remarkable people. I hope that many will read Chris Mabey’s important book and that Burma’s whispers will one day become shouts of celebration when freedom, democracy, and the rule of law, are re-established."