A Story of Resistance

By The Irrawaddy 29 August 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspirational symbol of resistance and courage in Burma. But can she mend the deep divisions in Burmese society and among factions in the democracy movement, before elections scheduled for 2015?

Irrawaddy editor-in-chief Aung Zaw explores this and other timely questions in a new book titled “The Face of Resistance: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Fight for Freedom,” drawing on his long experience as a journalist and former exile.

In engaging and accessible style, the book explores Burma’s resistance movement over the last 25 years, highlighting key members of the National League for Democracy, prominent activists involved in the 1988 uprising, ethnic leaders, social activists, and the next generation of democracy leaders.

The book also explores the background of President Thein Sein and poses questions about the current reform process.

“The Face of Resistance: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Fight for Freedom,” is dedicated to all political prisoners in Burma.

The book is published by Mekong Press and is now on sale for US$19 at the Myanmar Book Center shops located on Rangoon’s Baho Street, Merchant Street, in Taw Win Center and Dagon Complex Shopping Mall, and in Mandalay’s Diamond Plaza.

It will also be available for sale in bookshops in Thailand and the region. The University of Washington Press will distribute the book in the United States in October.