Letters from Burma, ASSK

This book contains letters from Burma, written by Aung San Suu Kyi, between November 1995 and December 1996. In these 52 pieces, originally written for a Japanese newspaper and begun soon after her release from house arrest, ASSK paints a vivid, poignant yet optimistic picture of her native land. One of the BBC’s most distinguished correspondents Fergal Keane gives an introduction, “Chief among the attributes which make her a remarkable leader in our times is a deep humanity, a gift of understanding and embracing the pain of others as if it were her own.”

In one of her letters ASSK writes, “politics is about people and we had seen…..proved that love and truth can move people more strongly than any form of coercion”.

Each of these letters are illustrated with pencil drawings by the Burmese artist Heinn Htet.

Published in Penguin Books 1997.