【明報專訊】提起香港少數族裔，「摩羅差」或「啹喀兵」可能只是 exotic 的代名詞。Ayo Gorkhali （直譯是「啹喀兵殺到喇」）一書沒有膚淺地歌頌尼泊爾裔「啹喀兵」，或拾人牙慧批評英國殖民主義。和一般人一樣，「啹喀兵」為生計、渴望發展所長：Being a Gurkha was not only an alternative way of earning a living but also a necessity。全球化下，「啹喀兵」成了犧牲者，If we don't know how to respect our history, we will never know how to preserve our future, and a nation without its history is like a nation without a soul. Unfortunately, we are heading in that direction。本書評述深刻，不乏超越民族主義和帝國主義的洞見：Although they might have acted only in the name of flattery and to show the world, the British have at least done something for the Gurkhas. . . . For instance, the monument to the Brigade of Gurkhas on Horse Guards Avenue outside the Ministry of Defence in London. . . . In contrast, there isn't even a single monument or memorial that the government of Nepal has created to commemorate the Gurkhas。
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