When Maw Keh was 34 years old, he asked the question so many of us ask ourselves: What am I going to do with the rest of my life?
A lieutenant for the Karen National Union (KNU), a rebel group in Burma, Keh had his leg blown off by a landmine while rushing a Burmese Army camp in 1986. He had been fighting the Burmese for 11 years. The Karen, an ethnic minority living in Burma’s much-contested Karen State along the Thai border, have been fighting for their independence from the Burmese government, a military dictatorship, for over 60 years.
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