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Freedom from fear : and other writings

"Aung San Suu Kyi, human-rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, was detained in 1989 by SLORC, the ruling military junta. Today, she is newly liberated from six years' house arrest in Rangoon, where she was held as a prisoner of conscience, despite an overwhelming victory by her party in May 1990." "This collection of writings, now revised with substantial new material, including the text of the Nobel Peace Prize speech delivered by her son, reflects Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest hopes and fears for her people and her concern about the need for international cooperation, and gives poignant and humorous reminiscences as well as independent assessments of her role in politics. Containing speeches, letters and interviews, some of which are newly added, these writings give a voice to Burma's 'woman of destiny', who was awarded both the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1995
Penguin Books, London, 1995
xxxi, 374 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
9780140253177, 9780141039497, 0140253173, 0141039493
The Inheritance: My Father; My Country and People; Intellectual Life in Burma and India under Colonialism; Literature and Nationalism in Burma. The Struggle: In Quest of Democracy; Freedom from Fear; The True Meaning of Boh; Speech to a Mass Rally at the Shwedagon Pagoda; The Objectives; In the Eye of the Revolution; Two Letters to Amnesty International; Letter to the Ambassadors; The Role of the Citizen in the Struggle for Democracy; Open Letter to the UN Commission on Human Rights; Dust and Sweat; The Need for Solidarity among Ethnic Groups; The People Want Freedom; The Agreement to Stand for Election; The 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace; The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech; Towards True Refuge; The Need for Dialogue; Empowerment for a Culture of Peace and Development. Appreciations: A Flowering of the Spirit - Memories of Suu and Her Family by Ma Than E; Suu Burmese by Ann Pasternak Slater; Aung San Suu Kyi - Is She Burma's Woman of Destiny? by Josef Silverstein; Aung San Suu Kyi and the Peaceful Struggle for Human Rights in Burma by Philip Kreager; The Spirit of Reconciliation.