Aung San Suu Kyi between Biographical Myth and Hard Realities

  title={Aung San Suu Kyi between Biographical Myth and Hard Realities},
  author={Susanne Prager-Nyein},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={546 - 554}
Many books have been devoted to Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma’s democracy movement. Particularly two books have been instrumental in establishing her image as a high-principled, spiritually guided and charismatic opposition leader, Freedom from Fear edited and compiled by her husband Michael Aris (1991), and The Voice of Hope edited by former Buddhist monk and activist Alan Clements (1997). With the exceptions of The Perfect Hostage by Justin Wintle (2007) and the French biography Aung… 
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