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.
June 7, 2020
Remembrances of Red Trauma (3) – The Northeast
The short story “The Northeast” by Isaan writer Tee Anmai links memories of war with the deadly crackdown on protesters in April-May 2010.
May 3, 2020
Remembrances of Red Trauma (2) – The room on the 7th floor
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.
May 1, 2020
Elephant welfare in Thailand: a growing ethical, political, and cultural concern
Thailand’s tourist industry has long profited from inhumane and exploitative techniques…
June 16, 2022
PART III: The Role of Champassak Royals as Mediators
In this final segment of our series, “The Holy Man Rebellion(s) from both sides of the…
April 21, 2022
PART II: The Holy Men Rise and Fall Across Borders
In Part I of our special three-part series, “The Holy Man Rebellions from both sides of…
April 20, 2022
PART I: The Holy Men Revolt: A Tale of Two Countries
In this first installment Baird takes us to the “Lao” side of the Mekong, at a time…