AUNG SAN SUU KYI: Fearless Voice of Burma by Whitney Stewart

AUNG SAN SUU KYI: Fearless Voice of Burma

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A solid and informative entry in the Newsmakers Biographies series. Almost from birth Aung San Suu Kyi was involved in the political movement to free Burma from first the British and later from a series of corrupt and repressive regimes. Her father, a general in the Burmese army during WW II, was a prime mover in the struggle to free his country from the British and had just about come to terms with them when he was brutally assassinated. Having lost both her father and any hope of freedom, Suu Kyi resolved to carry on in his place. Stewart covers Suu Kyi's marriage and travels, her experience on the world political scene, the events that took her back to Rangoon in 1988, and the reasons that she remains there, now the recipient of the Nobel Prize for peace, to this day. The tone is admiring but balanced in this sturdy, well-researched volume, illustrated with both full-color and black-and-white photographs.

Pub Date: April 10th, 1997
ISBN: 0595483208
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Lerner