Apr 12th, 2012
Dear Sir, Dear Madam,
I have to pleasure to inform you that I have just published my first novel « Zawgyi, l’alchimiste de Birmanie » (http://www.monpetitediteur.com/librairie/livre.php?isbn=9782748378351), which is now only available in French, and which I would like to publish also in English in order to reach international readers whom it is more naturally intended for, now that Myanmar is on the front page of every medium and considering the fact that thousands of Burmese people live in English speaking countries.
Indeed, this exciting adventure novel of initiation, takes place during the “Saffron Revolution”, which tragically shook Myanmar in 2007 and which fifth anniversary will be commemorated in next September.
Moreover, Myanmar has just begun a political and economic mutation, which could make it the next “Tiger” of South-East Asia. These reforms, unseen before, which are daily reported by international media, led to the election of Aung San Suu Kyi and of several representatives of the NLD at the Parliament. Therefore, Burma will probably continue to make the headlines of the news in the following months.
The publication of my novel happens in a favorable environment, which should help make it an international success.
This book is the result of 5 years of research on Burmese alchemy, esoteric Buddhism and Asian history. I completed these theoretical studies with observations and experiences I made during the 4 years I lived in Burma, when I had the opportunity to visit secluded and authentic regions, such as border zones or Total pipeline area. These travels and my passion for photography led me to participate in the writing of the travel guide “To Myanmar with love”, published by Things Asian Press in 2009.
This intimate knowledge of Myanmar, of its language and of its culture, I have also got thanks to my Burmese spouse, make this novel something more than just a book repeating the same clichés about this country we can find in some Western publications. Moreover, being graduated in political sciences, I naturally became interested in Myanmar political history, social structures and philosophy, in order to learn everything I could about the transcendent cultural movements of the Burmese society.
This long initiation, my love for writing and the will to share my passion for Burma drove me to write and publish “Zawgyi, l’alchimiste de Birmanie”. This book is now available in libraries all around France and on booksellers’ websites. Thanks to your help, I would like to make it available to all publics interested in Myanmar around the world and in Asia in particular.
I thank you in advance for your help. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.