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The lady and the peacock : the life of Aung San Suu Kyi

Author: Peter Popham
Publisher: New York : Experiment, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply "The Lady" has recently returned to international headlines. Until she was released in November 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi had been under house arrest in Burma for fourteen of the previous twenty years. She was already confined to her home when the party she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Aung San Suu Kyi.; Aung San Suu Kyi.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Popham
ISBN: 9781615190645 1615190643 9781615190812 1615190813 9781615191628 1615191623
OCLC Number: 775419790
Notes: Originally published: London : Rider, 2011.
Description: xvi, 448 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Map of Burma --
Her Father's Child --
The Peacock's Fan. Late call ; Debut ; Freedom and slaughter ; The funeral ; Open road ; Her father's blood ; Defiance. --
The Wide World. Grief of a child ; The gang of five ; An exotic at St. Hugh's ; Choices ; Superwoman. --
Heirs to the Kingdom. Alone ; Landslide victory ; Long live holiness ; The Peace Prize ; Heroes and traitors. --
The Road Map. Meeting Suu ; Nightmare ; The Saffron Revolution ; The peacock effect.
Responsibility: Peter Popham.

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply "The Lady" has recently returned to international headlines. Until she was released in November 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi had been under house arrest in Burma for fourteen of the previous twenty years. She was already confined to her home when the party she co-founded and led, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in a general election in 1990. The result was never acknowledged by the military regime in power for many decades. This new biography offers essential reading at a moment when Burma, after decades of stagnation, is once again in flux. Suu Kyi's remarkable life begins with that of her father, Aung San. The architect of Burma's independence, he was assassinated when she was only two. Suu Kyi grew up in India (where her mother served as ambassador), studied at Oxford University, and worked for three years at the U.N. in New York. In 1972, she married Michael Aris, a British scholar. They had two sons, and for several years she lived as a self-described "housewife" but she never forgot that she was the daughter of Burma's national hero.

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