Voice of Hope
Conversations with Alan Clements
Publication Date: May 6, 2008
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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 led 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.
Nobel laureate AUNG SAN SUU KYI is the leader of the struggle for human rights and democracy in Burma.
ALAN CLEMENTS is the author of Burma: The Next Killing Fields?, Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit, and Instinct for Freedom. Since the completion of The Voice of Hope, he has been permanently blacklisted in Burma.