Francis Wade - Myanmar's Enemy Within

From Saturday Morning, 9:07 am on 21 April 2018

Francis Wade is a UK foreign correspondent who is a Myanmar specialist. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Asia Times Online, Foreign Policy, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Democratic Voice of Burma, an exiled Burmese news organisation based in Thailand. His latest book is Myanmar's Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other', which examines the origins of Buddhist nationalism and anti-Muslim sentiment in Myanmar - sentiment that has recently led more than half a million Rohingya people to flee the country for neighbouring Bangladesh. Wade will be appearing at this year's Auckland Writers Festival.