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Aung San Suu Kyi’s collected writings—edited by her late husband, who the ruling military junta prevented from visiting Burma as he was dying of cancer—reflects her greatest hopes and fears for her fellow Burmese people, and her concern about the need for international cooperation in the continuing fight for Burma’s freedom. Bringing together her most powerful speeches, letters and interviews, this remarkable collection gives a voice to Burma’s “woman of destiny,” whose fate remained in the hands of her enemies ...

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Overview

Aung San Suu Kyi’s collected writings—edited by her late husband, who the ruling military junta prevented from visiting Burma as he was dying of cancer—reflects her greatest hopes and fears for her fellow Burmese people, and her concern about the need for international cooperation in the continuing fight for Burma’s freedom. Bringing together her most powerful speeches, letters and interviews, this remarkable collection gives a voice to Burma’s “woman of destiny,” whose fate remained in the hands of her enemies for fifteen years, before her release from house arrest in 2010.

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“Such is the depth of passion and learning that she brings to her writings about national identity and its links with culture and language that she has attracted the admiration of intellectuals around the world.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141039497
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/14/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 368,103
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Aung San Suu Kyi is the pre-democracy opposition leader in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. She has been kept under detention for most of the past two decades. Her party, the National League for Democracy, won an overwhelming victory in 1990 elections but was denied power by the military, which has ruled since 1962. She is still being held by the government of Myanmar.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Foreword to the First Edition Václau Havel xiii

Foreword to the Second Edition Archbishop Desmond Tutu xv

Introduction Michael Aris xvii

Part 1 The Inheritance

1 My Father 3

2 My Country and People 39

3 Intellectual Life in Burma and India under Colonialism 82

4 Literature and Nationalism in Burma 140

Part 2 The Struggle

5 In Quest of Democracy 167

6 Freedom from Fear 180

7 The True Meaning of Boh 186

8 Speech to a Mass Rally at the Shwedagon Pagoda 192

9 The Objectives 199

10 In the Eye of the Revolution 203

11 Two Letters to Amnesty International 208

12 Letter to the Ambassadors 211

13 The Role of the Citizen in the Struggle for Democracy 212

14 Open Letter to the UN Commission on Human Rights 214

15 Dust and Sweat 217

16 The Need for Solidarity among Ethnic Groups 218

17 The People Want Freedom 224

18 The Agreement to Stand for Election 227

19 The 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace 228

20 The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech 235

21 Towards a True Refuge 239

22 The Need for Dialogue 249

23 Empowerment for a Culture of Peace and Development 260

Part 3 Appreciations

24 A Flowering of the Spirit: Memories of Suu and Her Family Ma Than E 275

25 Suu Burmese Ann Pasternak Slater 292

26 Aung San Suu Kyi: Is she Burma's Woman of Destiny? Josef Silverstein 301

27 Aung San Suu Kyi and the Peaceful Struggle for Human Rights in Burma Philip Kreager 318

28 The Spirit of Reconciliation 360

List of Contributors 362

Index 365

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