A village in northeastern Thailand is terrorized by a powerful ghost and descends into chaos as two factions fight over how to exorcise the demon. A short story by Charuphat Petcharavej that can be read as a parable of the country’s political conflict.
“Awakened” is a graphic novel by Claudio Sopranzetti telling the story of Nok, a manual laborer with a yearning for true democracy and rights. In the end, Nok was defeated by a single bullet in the May 2010 clashes. Though the bullet blinded him, it is not clear whether he also lost sight of his ideals.
วีรวรรธน์ สมนึกMay 16, 2020
The short story “The Northeast” by Isaan writer Tee Anmai links memories of war with the deadly crackdown on protesters in April-May 2010.
ธีร์ อันมัยMay 3, 2020
In the second part of our series “Remembrances of Red Trauma”, we publish the short story “The room on the 7th floor” by northeastern writer and SEA Write Award nominee Phu Kradat.
ภู กระดาษMay 1, 2020
Molam artist Patipan Luecha performs the protest song “March to oust dictatorship” at a student protest at Khon Kaen University in February.[VIDEO]
The Isaan RecordApril 6, 2020
Filmed over ten years, a remarkable documentary offers a fresh and nuanced view on transnational marriages as it chronicles the lives of Isaan women who married Danish men and moved abroad.
The Isaan RecordDecember 10, 2019
Lao groups in the Northeast once used the Tai Noi script. But Siam’s national integration project imposed Central Thai as the only official language in the region.
Setthasart WatrasokeFebruary 7, 2019
Nibhon Khankaew, one of the brains behind Khon Kaen Manifesto, talks about the reception of last month’s art festival. He counters the widespread belief in Thailand’s art scene that art should be unpolitical.
The Isaan RecordNovember 30, 2018
A unlikely art festival in an abandoned building infused Thailand’s art scene with a new subversive spirit. Featured artists made a daring call to address society’s open wounds.