By Judy L. Hasday
Whilst an army junta took energy in Myanmar (then referred to as Burma) in 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi--the daughter of common Aung San, who negotiated Burma's independence from Britain in 1947--entered Burmese politics. seriously motivated via Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent protest, Suu Kyi helped came upon the nationwide League for Democracy to motivate the institution of democracy in Myanmar. whilst the army junta held basic elections in 1990, the nationwide League gained simply, and Suu Kyi must have assumed the location of best minister. in its place, the army nullified the election, and he or she was once put lower than residence arrest after refusing to go away the rustic. Suu Kyi was once nonetheless in confinement whilst she used to be presented the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. She has thus been out and in of residence arrest, regardless of appeals from overseas corporations, together with the United international locations, to unfastened her completely. during this impressive biography, scholars will find out about this courageous girl who, regardless of being confronted with insurmountable odds, maintains to paintings towards democratic reforms in Myanmar.
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She also traded her long braids for one solid ponytail, but she continued to wear a flower in her hair, according to the Burmese custom. 51 52 Aung San Suu Kyi BECOMING MORE WORLDLY On school breaks, if Suu Kyi did not go back to India to visit her mother, she accepted the hospitality of the Gore-Booths and stayed with them. During one visit, she met a young British student who was a classmate of one of the Gore-Booth’s children. Michael Vaillancourt Aris, who had been born in Havana, Cuba, was studying history and customs at the University of Durham, in London.
14 WAR AND LOVE By 1940, Aung San, together with another Thakin, Kodaw Hmaing, had formed a political party they called the Bamahtwet-yat Ghine, or “Freedom Bloc,” whose primary goal was to gain full independence for Burma. Aung San’s political activities gained the attention of the British, who issued a warrant for his arrest. He went underground but continued his quest to free Burma from British control by seeking foreign support. With the outbreak of World War II, a political rival, U Saw, became the third prime minister of Burma.
19 Suu Kyi’s upbringing taught her to keep her emotions in check and to have self-control at all times. Khin Kyi taught her children the importance of serving others, as their father had. She also taught them the importance of standing up for what one believes in and not being a coward in the face of threat or adversity. Suu Kyi had always been afraid of the dark. She later recalled that she thought the fear stemmed from being terrified of ghosts. The Burmese are very fond of telling ghost stories, and Suu Kyi had heard her share as a youngster.
Aung San Suu Kyi (Modern Peacemakers) by Judy L. Hasday