By Jesper Bengtsson
The chief of Burma’s democracy circulation, Aung San Suu Kyi, has joined Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama within the international pantheon of these whose lives are devoted to freedom. in the course of the international, she is linked to a relaxed fight for democracy and human rights. yet what's she quite like? What drives her to make such huge, immense own sacrifices for her country?
Jesper Bengtsson provides a portrait of 1 of today’s most important political activists. He chronicles her history because the daughter of Burma’s liberation hero Aung San, the years she spent in England and long island, and her go back to Burma within the Nineteen Eighties. First put lower than condo arrest through the army junta in 1989, she spent fifteen of the next twenty-one years in captivity, separated from her husband and children.
Throughout that interval, she remained a unifying determine and activist for Burma’s democracy move. provided the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she observed her attractiveness and her overseas stature develop the longer she was once below condominium arrest. Upon her unencumber in November 2010, she instantly took up her paintings with the democracy stream and proved that she is still crucial political strength in Burma.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s skill to impact humans and repressive regimes displays not just her own air of mystery and braveness but in addition her devotion to 1 of the good problems with our occasions: what's important for democracy to conform from a deeply authoritarian process?
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Aung San Suu Kyi: A Biography by Jesper Bengtsson