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Freedom from fear : and other writings

Author: Aung San Suu Kyi.; Michael Aris
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Aung San Suu Kyi.; Aung San Suu Kyi.; Aung San Suu Kyi.; Aung San Suu Kyi; Aung San Suu Kyi.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aung San Suu Kyi.; Michael Aris
ISBN: 0140253173 9780140253177 9780141039497 0141039493
OCLC Number: 35990446
Description: xxxi, 374 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword to the First Edition / Vaclav Havel --
Foreword to the Second Edition / Desmond Tutu --
Introduction / Michael Aris --
1. My Father --
2. My Country and People --
3. Intellectual Life in Burma and India under Colonialism --
4. Literature and Nationalism in Burma --
5. In Quest of Democracy --
6. Freedom from Fear --
7. The True Meaning of Boh --
8. Speech to a Mass Rally at the Shwedagon Pagoda --
9. The Objectives --
10. In the Eye of the Revolution 11. Two Letters to Amnesty International --
12. Letter to the Ambassadors --
3. The Role of the Citizen in the Struggle for Democracy --
14. Open Letter to the UN Commission on Human Rights --
15. Dust and Sweat --
16. The Need for Solidarity among Ethnic Groups --
17. The People Want Freedom --
18. The Agreement to Stand for Election --
19. The 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace --
20. The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech --
21. Towards a True Refuge 22. The Need for Dialogue --
23. Empowerment for a Culture of Peace and Development --
24. A Flowering of the Spirit: Memories of Suu and Her Family / Ma Than E. --
25. Suu Burmese / Ann Pasternak Slater --
26. Aung San Suu Kyi: Is She Burma's Woman of Destiny? / Josef Silverstein --
27. Aung San Suu Kyi and the Peaceful Struggle for Human Rights in Burma / Philip Kreager --
28. The Spirit of Reconciliation.
Responsibility: Aung San Suu Kyi ; foreword to the first edition by Václav Havel ; foreword to the second edition by Archbishop Desmond Tutu ; edited with an introduction by Michael Aris.

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