Letters from Burma
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About the Author
Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader Burma's National League for Democracy. She was first placed under house arrest in Rangoon in 1989, and in the summer of 2009 her confinement was extended by a further 18 months.
Her book of essays Freedom from Fear is also published by Penguin.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my first Aung San Suu Kyi books and it was a great introduction to her life. More than that she wrote the letter herself so this paints an intimate picture of how her life... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A brilliant read about an amazing woman and the life she has been forced to live. It covers the situation in Burma and the work that needs to be done to bring democracy.Published 11 months ago by Helen Adelaide Lambert
My daughter was pleased, and looks forward to reading it. phew!Published 19 months ago by Mrs G E Hickmott