Voice of Hope Conversations with Alan Clements

ISBN-10: 1583228454

ISBN-13: 9781583228456

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Aung San Suu Kyi, Alan Clements

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize Laureate, mother of two, and devout Buddhist, is one of the most inspiring examples of spiritually infused politics and fearless leadership that the world has ever seen. Daughter of the martyred Burmese national hero who negotiated Burma's independence from Britain in the 1940s, Aung San Suu Kyi was called upon to lead the pro-democracy movement in Burma in 1988. The movement was quickly and brutally crushed by the military junta, and Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest. The Voice of Hope is a rare and intimate journey to the heart of her struggle. Over a period of nine months, Alan Clements, the first American ordained as a Buddhist monk in Burma, met with Aung San Suu Kyi shortly after her release from her first house arrest in July 1995. With her trademark ability to speak directly and compellingly, she presents here her vision of engaged compassion and describes how she has managed to sustain her hope and optimism.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Alan Clements is the director of content at Scottish Television and the co-author of Restless Nation, which accompanied the BBC Scotland television series on Scottish politics. He is married to Kirsty Wark and lives in Glasgow.

Preface to the New Edition
"We are still prisoners in our own country"
"Running away is not going to solve any problems"
"Truth is a powerful weapon"
"Working for democracy"
"It still surprises me that people think of me as an important person"
"Each country is linked to the others through the bonds of humanity"
"Saints are sinners who go on trying"
"I never learned to hate my captors"
: "Violence is not the right way"
"Nobody can humiliate me but myself"
"We only have ourselves to rely on"
"The courage to face yourself"
"To learn the power of the powerless"
A conversation with U Gambira
A conversation with U Kyi Maung
A conversation with U Tin U
Chronology of Key Events
Burma Related Links
About Alan Clements
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