Reading from Have Fun in Burma: American voluntourism and Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Rosalie Metro will read from and discuss her novel Have Fun in Burma, which Foreword Reviews calls, “a rare ‘finding yourself’ travel story done right, gently relating the grit and discomfort of a truly expanding consciousness.” Set against the backdrop of the current conflict between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Burma/Myanmar, this coming-of-age story weaves critiques of “voluntourism” and humanitarian intervention into a young woman’s quest for connection across cultural boundaries.