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Myanmar's Rakhine crisis divides literary world

Mandalay writers festival reflects a deepening chill between Naypyitaw and the West

Buddhist monks attending ​an English language panel session at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival listen to live Burmese translation by volunteers. (Photo by Ben Dunant)

The mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar has brought reports of killings, arson and rape to a global news audience formerly more acquainted with stoic images of democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi facing down army generals. But the crisis is also driving a wedge between Myanmar and the Western countries with which it has sought to re-engage through the limited reforms of recent years.

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