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Perfect Hostage by Justin Wintle
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced Daw Aung Sawn Sue Chee) is one of the world's most renowned freedom fighters and advocates of non-violence, having served as the figurehead for Burma's struggle for democracy since 1988. Born in 1945 to Burma's independence hero, Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi was educated in Burma, India, and the UK. In 1988, while living in London, she returned to Burma to nurse her dying mother, and was plunged into the country's nationwide uprising that had just begun. Joining the newly-forming National League for Democracy political party, Suu Kyi gave numerous speeches calling for freedom and democracy. The military regime responded to the uprising with brute force, killing up to 10,000 demonstrators. As Suu Kyi began to campaign for the NLD, she and many others were detained by the regime. Despite being held under house arrest, the NLD went on to win a staggering 82% of the seats in parliament. The regime never recognized the results. uu Kyi has been in and out of arrest since 1988. She was held from 1989-1995, and again from 2000-2002. The military junta placed restrictions on her movements which prevented her from spending time with her English husband as h

Author Biography

Justin Wintle was educated at Stowe School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he holds degrees in Modern History. The many books he has written include Romancing Vietnam- Inside the Boat Country, The VietNam Wars, Furious Interiors- Wales, R. S. Thomas and God and the Rough Guide histories of China, Islam and Spain. He has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, the Sunday Times and the Independent, and in 1998 he became the recipient of an Arts Council Writers' Award. He lives in London.
Release date NZ
February 7th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Arrow Books Ltd
Pages
512
Dimensions
129x198x32
ISBN-13
9780099491156
Product ID
1659842

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