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The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, longtime prisoner of conscience, and voice of nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma — has had a dramatic change of fortune since her release from house arrest in November 2010. Elected to Burma's Parliament in April 2012 in an overwhelming show of support for her once-outlawed political party, and celebrated across the world on her historic trips abroad, she has proven as effective a global ambassador for freedom as she has been an inspirational symbol of democracy.

Journalist Peter Popham recounts her remarkable life, one deeply intertwined with Burma's history — from her father's central role in the nation's independence, to her own rise to political prominence and her recent triumphs as she helps guide her country toward a freer and more peaceful future. This is the complete story of a woman whose grace, courage, and resolve continue to captivate people around the globe.

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"A spellbinding biography of Aung San Suu Kyi...a complex and nuanced portrait of her on so many levels." Huffington Post

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"[A] rich new biography of Burma's most famous dissident." NewYorker.com

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"Illuminates the qualities that have made her one of the twenty-first century's great political personalities." New York Review of Books

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"In the latest, and very timely, biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, Peter Popham ably chronicles the incredible story of her life." New Republic

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"Conveys, better than any other account, the stirring drama of [Suu Kyi's] confrontations with the junta...an essential record of the struggle for democracy in Burma." London Review of Books

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"Sheds new light on Burma's heroine and the still-unfolding struggle against military oppression she personifies. An important book." Joseph Lelyveld, author of Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

About the Author

Peter Popham has toured Burma as an undercover journalist several times since his first visit to the country in 1991. A foreign correspondent and feature writer for the Independent for more than twenty years, he has reported from locations around the world, including South Asia. He is also the author of Tokyo: The City at the End of the World. Married, with two children, Popham lives and works in both London and Milan.

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ISBN:
9781615190812
Subtitle:
The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi
Author:
Popham, Peter
Publisher:
Experiment
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Political
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 496 pages Experiment - English 9781615190812 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A spellbinding biography of Aung San Suu Kyi...a complex and nuanced portrait of her on so many levels." Huffington Post
"Review" by , "[A] rich new biography of Burma's most famous dissident." NewYorker.com
"Review" by , "Illuminates the qualities that have made her one of the twenty-first century's great political personalities." New York Review of Books
"Review" by , "In the latest, and very timely, biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, Peter Popham ably chronicles the incredible story of her life." New Republic
"Review" by , "Conveys, better than any other account, the stirring drama of [Suu Kyi's] confrontations with the junta...an essential record of the struggle for democracy in Burma." London Review of Books
"Review" by , "Sheds new light on Burma's heroine and the still-unfolding struggle against military oppression she personifies. An important book." Joseph Lelyveld, author of Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
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