Freedom from Fear and Other Writings

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Aung San Suu Kyi, human-rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, was detained in 1989 by SLORC, the ruling military junta. Today, she is newly liberated from six years' house arrest in Rangoon, where she was held as a prisoner of conscience, despite an overwhelming victory by her party in May 1990. This collection of writings, now revised with substantial new material, including the text of the Nobel Peace Prize speech delivered by her son, reflects Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest hopes ...
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Overview

Aung San Suu Kyi, human-rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, was detained in 1989 by SLORC, the ruling military junta. Today, she is newly liberated from six years' house arrest in Rangoon, where she was held as a prisoner of conscience, despite an overwhelming victory by her party in May 1990. This collection of writings, now revised with substantial new material, including the text of the Nobel Peace Prize speech delivered by her son, reflects Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest hopes and fears for her people and her concern about the need for international cooperation, and gives poignant and humorous reminiscences as well as independent assessments of her role in politics. Containing speeches, letters and interviews, some of which are newly added, these writings give a voice to Burma's 'woman of destiny', who was awarded both the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140253177
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition
Introduction
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
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
3 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
24 A Flowering of the Spirit: Memories of Suu and Her Family 275
25 Suu Burmese 292
26 Aung San Suu Kyi: Is She Burma's Woman of Destiny? 301
27 Aung San Suu Kyi and the Peaceful Struggle for Human Rights in Burma 318
28 The Spirit of Reconciliation 360
List of Contributors 362
Index 365
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