Red journeys, mainly by motorcycle

26 03 2012

Readers will be interested in a new book Red Journeys: Inside the Thai red-shirt movement by  Claudio Sopranzetti. Very reasonably priced by Silkworm Books at 395 baht, it is about to be launched.

The blurb says:

Red Journeys is a first‐hand account of the emergence and expansion of the red‐shirt protests in Bangkok that took place in 2010. It traces the origins of the protest, focusing on the unique voices, stories, and motives of those who participated in the movement. Sopranzetti vividly depicts daily life in the heart of the movement and when the peaceful occupation descended into violence and neared its tragic end, he describes the final moments of the protest as the red shirts faced the force of the Thai military.

Styled engagingly between ethnography and daily blog, Red Journeys offers an unprecedented analysis of the biggest social movement in Thailand to date and highlights the discrepancies between the “official” media portrayal of the protest and the reality on the ground.