Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Laureate and Burma's Prisoner” as Want to Read:
The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Laureate and Burma's Prisoner
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Laureate and Burma's Prisoner

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Now in paperback, the first full account of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in the struggle against Burma’s military junta. Included is a new afterword by the author, which covers events from the time of the original publication in 1998 to Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from house arrest in May 2002.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 7th 2002 by Faber & Faber (first published April 1998)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Lady, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Lady

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 85)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Htet Hlaing
As a Burmese, this book is a little bit offensive. The way the author describe the country is a bit harsh and exaggerated. The biography about Aung San Suu Kyi is very true and her life inspire me. She give up everything for the country and people she loves. Following her father's footsteps she give hopes to all of us, Burmese people for a better country and government. It has been 22 years since Burma is under the rule of military junta and Aung San Suu Kyi has the courage to stood up against t ...more
Jimmy
Probably the main flaw I found with this book is that it was published in 1998. And yet it seems that not much has changed since then. Once again Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, but the generals still remain in power. However, reading this book has given me a greater sense of what goes on in the generals' minds as much as in the mind of The Lady. I also found this a great book for learning the history of Burma. I'd recommend it for that reason alone.

Here's my haiku for her:

She
...more
Vladimira Stankova
Vladimira Stankova marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2015
Beth
Beth marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2015
Rajni Garg
Rajni Garg marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2015
Aris Susanti
Aris Susanti marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2015
Nicole
Nicole marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2014
Kim Chhoin
Kim Chhoin marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Neverdust
Neverdust marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2014
Yanina Cadillo
Yanina Cadillo is currently reading it
Jun 02, 2014
Mellisa Clarice
Mellisa Clarice marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2014
Akshay Chalana
Akshay Chalana marked it as to-read
Dec 01, 2013
Terri
Terri added it
Jul 10, 2013
Delina
Delina added it
Jun 19, 2013
Ariel
Ariel added it
May 23, 2013
Terence
Terence marked it as to-read
May 04, 2013
Terri
Terri added it
May 03, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Barbara Victor, a former Middle East specialist for the U.S. State Department, has worked in television and radio for many years.
Currently a freelance journalist, she has interviewed such Middle Eastern leaders as Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Rabin, Colonel Muammaer Quaddafi and Abu Lyad (sic) of the PLO. She lives in Paris.
Penguin has published her novels Lovers and Enemies (later repu
...more
More about Barbara Victor...
Army of Roses Goddess: Inside Madonna Laskar Mawar Absence of Pain The Last Crusade: Religion and the Politics of Misdirection

Share This Book