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Letters from Burma

Author: Aung San Suu Kyi.; Heinn Htet; Fergal Keane
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses a letter format with fifty-two selections to describe the struggles in her native Burma. Focuses on attempts to restore democracy, economic reform, and to reduce the suffering of children who were permitted to see their imprisoned parents for fifteen minutes every two weeks. Also provides information on the impact of inflation and the repression of their traditions of hospitality.
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Named Person: Aung San Suu Kyi.; Aung San Suu Kyi.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aung San Suu Kyi.; Heinn Htet; Fergal Keane
ISBN: 9780141041445 0141041447
OCLC Number: 458730248
Notes: Previous ed.: London: Penguin, 1997.
"Reissued with a new introduction in Penguin Books 2010"--verso of t.p.
Description: xi, 209 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: LETTERS FROM BURMA --
1.The Road to Thamanya (1) --
2.The Road to Thamanya (2) --
3.At Thamanya (1) --
4.At Thamanya (2) --
5.The Peacock and the Dragon --
6.Young Birds Outside Cages --
7.Breakfast Blues --
8.Christmas in Rangoon --
9.New Year Notes --
10.An Independent Performance --
11.A Note on Economic Policy --
12.Months and Seasons --
13.Visiting Rites --
14.A Baby in the Family --
15.Days of Rest --
16.Union Day Dances --
17.An Eventful Week --
18.A Few Introductions (1) --
19.A Few Introductions (2) --
20.A Special Introduction --
21.Taking Tea --
22.The Beautiful and the Ugly --
23.Old Songs --
24.Water Festival (1) --
25.Water Festival (2) --
26.Water Festival (3) --
27.A Fishy Episode --
28.Repairing the Roof --
29.Rain Thoughts --
30.Eight Years Ago --
31.A Dissident's Life (1) --
32.A Dissident's Life (2) --
33.A Friend in Need --
34.July: A Month of Anniversaries --
35.Mystery Weekend --
36.Communication --
37.Death in Custody (1) --
38.Death in Custody (2) --
39.Death in Custody (3) --
40.Teachers --
41.Some Problems of Definition --
42.Misrule of Law --
43.Uncivil Service (1) --
44.Uncivil Service (2) --
45.Strange Siege --
46.Sequel to the Siege --
47.Continuum --
48.Tribute --
49.Operation Anarchy --
50.Respite --
51.A Normal Life.
Responsibility: Aung San Suu Kyi ; illustrated by Heinn Htet ; with a new introduction by Fergal Keane.

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Reveals the impact of political decisions on the people of Burma, from the terrible cost to the children of imprisoned dissidents - allowed to see their parents for only fifteen minutes every  Read more...

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