A portrait of village life in South Thailand, home of retired Malay-Muslim members of the communist party of neighboring Malaysia. Recollections of the decades-long guerrilla war are interspersed with a Thai radio soap opera.
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Subsequent reading-up brought it more into focus. Awareness of the sheer scope of the Malayan Emergency against the latterly obsolescent dissidents sharpened the pathos. Love the sense of 'tuning in' to the fading stations of the villagers' memories.