Literature

Poem: Anthem of the Young

Here in the Land of SmilesThe brave have made their standThrough blood and sacrificeThey struggled for this land In the footsteps of the bestWe know we are not the firstIn the never-ending questTo change...

Poetry: The Roads I’ve Travelled

The children march on the roads I've travelled. From the spires of the old town to the towers of Sukhumvit, I know these streets well.Their banners and flags speak of a future...

[Poetry] Edge of Tomorrow

Standing, at the edge, I wonder if my leaders hear, the voices and the struggles of the system we have to bear.Standing, at the edge, I wonder if the elders care, to...

An English-Language Guide to the Thammasat University Massacre

For many, learning about October 6, 1976 is a jarring and thoroughly disconcerting experience, particularly for those using the event as a gateway into understanding Thai history and politics.However, apart from Thongchai...

Exploring past protests and rebellions through Thai poetry from October 1976 and 1973

As the student protests in 2020 continue unabated in a bid for democracy and accountability, we thought it would be important to take a look at how literature, specifically poetry, played an important role in remembering, commemorating...

Year of the Dog

By Jam KrapayoonThis year, like every year,is the Year of the Dogand our days are filledwith perpetual loss.It feels as if we’ve lostour opportunities to mourn,the very structure...

Poetry: Intersections

by Jam Kraprayoon.To understand Bangkok,its concrete blocks, streets and klongs, is a matter of geometry.Its slums and tenements lie parallel,growing wider and higher,though their people rarely meet.

Poetry: ‘Ode to the Students’

by S. Thana--It is the same flag that once waved above your head as you stood at attention before school. The same burden of blue, white, and...

Poetry: ‘this is home’

by Myea girl kneels on sun-dried grass,her knees dig into the infested soilthat nature created with such intention

The History of Thailand in 100 Objects: Patpong Co,. Ltd.

"Tom, Tom, where you go last night?" Ad Carabao sings in the opening lines of 'Welcome to Thailand.'“I love Meuang Thai. I like Patpong."The lyrics from to...

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