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Letters From Burma Paperback – Illustrated, 31 Jul 1997
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Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the struggle for human rights and democracy in Burma. In 1990 she was awarded the Thorolf Rafto Prize for Human Rights in Norway and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament and in 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the author of several Penguin books, including FREEDOM FROM FEAR and THE VOICE OF HOPE.
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Full of grace and charm these letters cover the political situation in Myanmar at that time, as well as aspects of Burmese culture - the water festival, poetry, Buddhism amongst others.
This is a short book - of the 200 ish pages every 4th page is a drawing, and I read the whole book in just a few hours. Well worth reading though, especially if you have visited or are going to visit Myanmar
These are wonderful letters, inspirational, truthful, always with a core of dignity and hope for the future. She tells the truth about her country, describing it as both beautiful and cruel, never flinching from the unpalatable, and always ready to celebrate what is joyful and uplifting.
Necessary if you are interested in any way in the history and culture of Burma and its peoples, but also if you are interested in the fight to protect and provide basic human rights.
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