Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi


Born
in Rangoon, Myanmar
June 19, 1945

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Myanmar opposition leader, daughter of Aung San (a martyred national hero of independent Burma) and Khin Kyi (a prominent Burmese diplomat), and winner in 1991 of the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Aung San Suu Kyi was two years old when her father, then the de facto prime minister of what would shortly become independent Burma, was assassinated. She attended schools in Burma until 1960, when her mother was appointed ambassador to India. After further study in India, she attended the University of Oxford, where she met her future husband. She had two children and lived a rather quiet life until 1988, when she returned to Burma to nurse her dying mother. There the mass slaughter of protesters against the brutal and unresponsive rule of the military s
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Letters from Burma

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Freedom from Fear

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4.04 avg rating — 742 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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The Voice of Hope

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4.10 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 1996 — 17 editions
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Aung San of Burma

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Let's Visit Burma

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Nepal (Let's Visit Series)

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Burma and India: Some aspec...

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Une Révolution Des Conscien...

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The Face of Resistance: Aun...

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“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear”
Aung San Suu Kyi

“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued."

(From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995 before the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China)”
Aung San Suu Kyi

“Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man's self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.”
Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

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