Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most inspiring and influential women of our time. In a time when women were not often in the spotlight, she stood up for what she believed in and led her country to democracy. These books tell her story and the story of her country.
The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma by Peter Popham
This book tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi’s life, from her childhood in Burma to her years under house arrest to her current role as a leader in Burma’s democracy movement. Popham provides a detailed and intimate look at Suu Kyi’s life, her relationships, and her motivations.
The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi by Alan Clements
In this book, Burma scholar Alan Clements interviews Aung San Suu Kyi about her life, her work, and her vision for Burma. The book provides insights into Suu Kyi’s thoughts on democracy, human rights, and nonviolent resistance.
Burma’s Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation by Francis Wade
In this book, journalist Francis Wade tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi’s return to Burma after two decades in exile. Wade chronicles Suu Kyi’s struggle to keep the democracy movement alive in the face of repression from Burma’s military government.
These are just a few of the many books about Aung San Suu Kyi. If you’re looking for more, check out your local library or bookstore. And if you’re ever in Burma, be sure to visit Suu Kyi’s home, now a museum, in Yangon.