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It is almost 60 years since the Karen took up arms against the Burmese dictatorship to fight for an independent homeland, but theirs is a nationalist struggle that shows no sign of exhaustion.

Secret Genocide is a scholarly book on the plight of the Karen of Burma.

Author Daniel Pedersen writes about the secret genocide of the Karen people at the hands of the Burmese junta, who use murder, rape, forced labour and torture to quell their enemies.

Decades after the Karen took up arms against Rangoon; there is no telling when - or if - their struggle for a secure homeland will be finally accomplished.

Gripping and honest, Secret Genocide gives a voice to a people the world has forgotten. It shows the Karen don’t want charity from the Western World; they are simply fighting for the right to live their lives - in peace and without fear.

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Daniel Pedersen  is an Australian (and for a time Tasmanian) journalist, who has written extensively on human rights abuses in Burma and Southeast Asia.