Edith Mirante has roamed Asia since the early 1980s, collecting information on human rights and environmental issues. In 1986 she founded Project Maje, an information project on Burma. The author of “Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure” (Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press) and “Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma’s Frontiers”(Orchid Press), she has investigated atrocities and resistance in some of the most remote corners of Burma’s frontier war zone. She has testified before the US Congress, European Trade Commission and the International Labor Organization, and has been a featured speaker at national conferences of Amnesty International and Rainforest Action Network. Her website, www.projectmaje.org was chosen as a link by the website of National Geographic in connection with her report on the “Sea Gypsies” of Burma. Scott Bateman’s animations of her commentary appeared on Salon.com in 2007 and 2008. She was interviewed by NPR’s The World about Burmese hip hop music in 2009, and lectured in Calvin College's January Series in 2012. She researched "The Wind in the Bamboo" extensively, with travel in Malaysia, India and the Philippines.
Sketchbooks, etc. are at www.edithmirante.com
Photographs on this website, unless otherwise noted, are by Edith Mirante.