She was a heroine of our time, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny.
Then, in 2010, Burma’s generals opened the door a chink: Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, and
five years later she led her party to a dramatic victory in her country’s first free general election in a generation.
Suu Kyi’s acclaimed biographer, Peter Popham, describes how, inspired by her leadership, a nation long brutalised by dictatorship found its voice and transformed its destiny.
But greater freedom has brought with it other troubles.
The Lady and the Generals asks where Burma and Suu Kyi – with her bravery, her charisma and her limitations – are heading next.
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