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

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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)
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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
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.

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