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Ma Ma Lay


Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay (also known as Ma Ma Le and Ma Ma Lei) was born Ma Tin Hlaing in Karmaklu Village, Ayeyarwady Division in 1917. She published articles in the newspapers and then married the editor of the newspaper Myanma Alin. When her husband died, when she was only twenty-nine, she continued publishing the newspaper and even started another one. However, the cost and right-wing opposition meant that she could not continue but she did continue a career as a writer. She published nearly twenty books and many articles. She also worked in and wrote on traditional medicine. She died in 1982.

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Note: Only books translated into English

1947 Thu Lo Lu (A Man Like Him : Portrait of the Burmese Journalist, Journal Kyaw U Chit Maung) (biography)
1955 Mone Ywe Mahu (Not Out of Hate) (novel)
1973 Thway (Blood Bond) (novel)