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Splaying dazzling courage in the process Under house arrest for 15 of the previous 20 years she has come close to being killed by her political enemies and her commitment to peaceful revolution has come at extreme personal costIn November 2010 after fraudulent elections in which she played no part Suu Kyi was again freed She was greeted by ecstatic crowds but only time will tell what role this remarkable woman will have in the future of her countr. There is no denying that Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable person and there is a fair amount of interesting detail But the author has at times rather obscured this with gushing as her delicate beauty and the incessant references to her fringe and yes one of the chapters of the book is called Super woman By all means in journalism one has to support one s case and to represent what you write with facts and to always have catchy headings But is Peter Popham writing a book or a very one sided long article for some sensational newspaper I find Popham can t seem to distinguish between the two So much is at stake here The definition of democracy how it is relevant to countries where the governor of the land was a king a series of kings down through generations and not only that but a country that went from kingdom to being pressed into colonial yoke by some distant remote insipid monarch George IV So does a transition from democracy work and can it What democracy would it be regardless of such a thing were possible Could it be like India as referenced in this book on than one occasion where voting takes place parties put themselves forward and then the most corrupt takes office and as in other democratic countries in the world the poor get poorer and the rich get richer The history of Burma is very much a myriad of intrigues battles fought won and lost dreams created and shattered and myth and legend is rampant Aung San came from a very obscure background wasn t anyone much in school and then decided to take it upon himself with some cough cough others to free his people from the colonial yoke Which I must add for those living under the yolk there is nothing good from a colonial power Absolutely nothing America may have been a colony once however it was the First Nations and Black people that felt what it really meant to be brutalised and what it meant to be subservient to a foreign power The families that came on the Mayflower had no idea what it meant to be slaves to colonialists To say otherwise is an outright lie Having had past generations of my family in Burma as part of the invading force I can say without hesitation no good came of the British being in Burma So what of Aung San and his desire for an independent Burma There is the current mantra anybody is better than this guy well that isn t true You can t vote for someone just because they are not the guy in power right at this moment You need to know who you are dealing with before you invest something in that person As it was Aung San didn t know what he was dealing with when he signed up with the Japanese Japan may share the same part of the world and they were keen to broker a deal with Burma to rid Asia of the British however neighbours make strange bed fellows As history showed Japan wasn t interested in helping out Burma for independence all empires are hungry for land and will grab it by any means necessary But it could be seen that Aung San was hopping between bed fellows to get what he wanted most at any cost Up to a point he got it Burma became independent of both British interests and Japanese however that resulted in the death of Aung San By this time he had made himself a dynamic personality and like all leaders of movements he was the one and only to be able to achieve what he did Aung San Suu Kyi has inherited that from her father Whether intentionally or not Popham writes freuently how the people of Burma see her as a reincarnation of a Bodhisattva She alone can save Burma through their eyes So what does that mean If she dies before her time or even if not there will surely be another vacuum in Burma History has shown that when many rely on one person and they die everything tumbles For many years all eyes were Burma and wondering who this woman was Popham has that she described herself once as an Oxford housewife No identity whatsoever she was married to a house somewhere in Oxford and had two children Then she comes to a realisation she was somebody s daughter when she is back in Burma A man she doesn t remember on a personal level but a man that had many transformations of character by the people of the country and by the people that said they knew him best History won t really be able to tell us as yet really what sort of man he was Indeed between Peter Popham and other biographers we won t really know what sort of woman Aung San Suu Kyi is Has she only ever been a person caught by mere circumstance Or is she really power hungry anticipating to take Burma back to the older days of yore as the uncrowned ueen of Burma After being held captive in a sense of house arrest for many years where will she guide Burma uite a few promising politicians have felt the need to make sacrifices on their principles Is she going to be one of them When you don t speak up against an injustice to a people you are complicit by your silence The goal for many politicians is the bigger prize which is to mean getting into power But will it be too late then for honesty and integrity because by then of getting into power by courting the big shareholders in this instance Buddhists over Muslims who knows how many other situations will have risen that silence was acted on rather than words Despite Popham s best efforts there is no real halo over the Lady s head She is no super woman At the end of the day she is no human than anyone else before her or after We still cling to our idols our celebrities our demigods as of ancient times past Nor then should it have come as any surprise that American businesses were making deals with the regimes of Burma Which must be pointed out for accuracy sake communism and socialism are not the same things and shouldn t be banded about as such It s very easy to affix titles and names to oneself or a party that has absolutely nothing to do with the party or person s mandate The very notion that a party called the Conservatives would be interested in conversing things In reality that be furthest idea from the party s mandate Shouldn t we therefore despise anything to do with conservation because a party calls themselves Conservatives but are really sucking the life out of a country and its people But no most people would cry Of course not they d say But when it comes down to communism and socialism the root words here being commune meaning to get together and socialism meaning to be social these words are despised by a great many people Most that don t even know what either communism is or socialism or the fact that both are different I do say for those that wish to disparage communism without fully understanding what it is beyond the legacies of Lenin and Stalin that according to many it was Communism to integrate black and white students into one school It was also Communism when in the dirty 30s when tenant farmers wanted a meager raise in their wages and were shot for their Communism And so this book while holds a lot of information it holds a lot that is not accurate information 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There is no denying that Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable person and there is a fair amount of interesting detail But the author has at times rather obscured this with Reputation governor of the land was a king a series of kings down through Alfablot generations and not only that but a country that went from kingdom to being pressed into colonial yoke by some distant remote insipid monarch George IV So does a transition from democracy work and can it What democracy would it be regardless of such a thing were possible Could it be like India as referenced in this book on than one occasion where voting takes place parties put themselves forward and then the most corrupt takes office and as in other democratic countries in the world the poor Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) get poorer and the rich Heads of the Colored People get richer The history of Burma is very much a myriad of intrigues battles fought won and lost dreams created and shattered and myth and legend is rampant Aung San came from a very obscure background wasn t anyone much in school and then decided to take it upon himself with some cough cough others to free his people from the colonial yoke Which I must add for those living under the yolk there is nothing The Syrian Rebellion generations of my family in Burma as part of the invading force I can say without hesitation no Lovers Destined guy well that isn t true You can t vote for someone just because they are not the Sweeter Than Wine grab it by any means necessary But it could be seen that Aung San was hopping between bed fellows to Lady Ariana get what he wanted most at any cost Up to a point he Milk And Honey got it Burma became independent of both British interests and Japanese however that resulted in the death of Aung San By this time he had made himself a dynamic personality and like all leaders of movements he was the one and only to be able to achieve what he did Aung San Suu Kyi has inherited that from her father Whether intentionally or not Popham writes freuently how the people of Burma see her as a reincarnation of a Bodhisattva She alone can save Burma through their eyes So what does that mean If she dies before her time or even if not there will surely be another vacuum in Burma History has shown that when many rely on one person and they die everything tumbles For many years all eyes were Burma and wondering who this woman was Popham has that she described herself once as an Oxford housewife No identity whatsoever she was married to a house somewhere in Oxford and had two children Then she comes to a realisation she was somebody s daughter when she is back in Burma A man she doesn t remember on a personal level but a man that had many transformations of character by the people of the country and by the people that said they knew him best History won t really be able to tell us as yet really what sort of man he was Indeed between Peter Popham and other biographers we won t really know what sort of woman Aung San Suu Kyi is Has she only ever been a person caught by mere circumstance Or is she really power hungry anticipating to take Burma back to the older days of yore as the uncrowned ueen of Burma After being held captive in a sense of house arrest for many years where will she Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price guide Burma uite a few promising politicians have felt the need to make sacrifices on their principles Is she The Substitute Bride going to be one of them When you don t speak up against an injustice to a people you are complicit by your silence The The English Wife goal for many politicians is the bigger prize which is to mean The Octopus Museum getting into power by courting the big shareholders in this instance Buddhists over Muslims who knows how many other situations will have risen that silence was acted on rather than words Despite Popham s best efforts there is no real halo over the Lady s head She is no super woman At the end of the day she is no human than anyone else before her or after We still cling to our idols our celebrities our demigods as of ancient times past Nor then should it have come as any surprise that American businesses were making deals with the regimes of Burma Which must be pointed out for accuracy sake communism and socialism are not the same things and shouldn t be banded about as such It s very easy to affix titles and names to oneself or a party that has absolutely nothing to do with the party or person s mandate The very notion that a party called the Conservatives would be interested in conversing things In reality that be furthest idea from the party s mandate Shouldn t we therefore despise anything to do with conservation because a party calls themselves Conservatives but are really sucking the life out of a country and its people But no most people would cry Of course not they d say But when it comes down to communism and socialism the root words here being commune meaning to Blood in the Dust get together and socialism meaning to be social these words are despised by a Living to Tell the Tale A Guide to Writing Memoir great many people Most that don t even know what either communism is or socialism or the fact that both are different I do say for those that wish to disparage communism without fully understanding what it is beyond the legacies of Lenin and Stalin that according to many it was Communism to integrate black and white students into one school It was also Communism when in the dirty 30s when tenant farmers wanted a meager raise in their wages and were shot for their Communism And so this book while holds a lot of information it holds a lot that is not accurate information

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The Lady and the Peacock

Ned from Britain to Burma to nurse her sick mother but within six months found herself the unchallenged leader of the largest popular revolt in her country's history When the party she co founded won a landslide victory in Burma's first free elections for thirty years she was already under house arrest and barred from taking office by the military juntaSince then 'The Lady' has set about transforming her country ethically as well as politically di. This book has a number of serious defaults all of which are alerted to the reader or buyer upfront Author Peter Popham does not speak Burmese makes no claim to know Burma and had only met the author twice at the time this book was published He had however been the Southeast Asia correspondent for the Independent for 20 years before starting on the subject and thus possessed the instincts of an experience journalist familiar with the regionThe weakest parts of the book are those dealing with Aung San Suu s time in Burma The section covering her stay in India where her mother served as the Burmese ambassador was uite good while his description of her time at Oxford is absolutely stellarPopham s main argument is that by personal experience education and instincts Aung San Suu Kyi was thoroughly committed to non violence She was never able to attain power in Burma Myanmar but she made significant gains for the causer of democracy in her country Myanmar Burma is one of those closed countries like North Korea and Albania that pose tremendous challenges to any journalist or academic attempting to write about them Given the enormity of the obstacles facing him Popham acuits himself admirably Nonetheless the reader clearly needs to start this loopy and frustrating book with modest expectations The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills good while his description of her time at Oxford is absolutely stellarPopham s main argument is that by personal experience education and instincts Aung San Suu Kyi was thoroughly committed to non violence She was never able to attain power in Burma Myanmar but she made significant

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Peter Popham's major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi draws upon previously untapped testimony and fresh revelations to tell the story of a woman whose bravery and determination have captivated people around the globe Celebrated today as one of the world's greatest exponents of non violent political defiance since Mahatma Gandhi she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only four years after her first experience of politicsIn April 1988 Suu Kyi retur. The Lady and the Peacock The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma by Peter Popham is a biography of the current State Councillor akin to PM of Myanmar and a figure of great interest in the West Suu Kyi is the daughter of the founder of BurmaMyanmar Aung San who united the country against British colonial rule fought with the Japanese in WWII and eventually came out as President of the country only to be assassinated mere months into his term After this various military juntas ruled the country and this trend has continued right up to the easing of control in 2016 Suu Kyi s mother was a low level politician with duties in the Foreign Affairs sphere of Myanmar ostentatiously to see her removed from Myanmar proper Suu Kyi left the country and settled in the United Kingdom for many years married a local professor on Bhutanese culture and was involved in academic circles in the UK She returned to Myanmar to care for her sick mother and became embroiled in local political troubles during the 8888 uprising which was forcefully put down by the military regime with hundreds killed Suu Kyi became the focal point for those hoping for a democratic transition of political power in Myanmar This was because of her background as the daughter of Aung San At first she was reluctant to become involved as she was a wife and mother of two kids in the UK However she was won over to the democratic cause and formed the National League for Democracy NLD as a political party and struggle group in Myanmar She began to meet with local politicians military leaders and civilians in Yangon formerly Rangoon and traveled the country meeting with local peoples across Myanmar This led to the 1990 s general election which the military held to try and claim legitimacy for their rule The NLD one a large majority of seats 80% with 59% of the popular vote The military then claimed the winning party would not form a government as a constitution for the country needed to be created Suu Kyi and much of the NLD leadership was arrested at this time Suu Kyi would spend much of the following decade under house arrest even though her husband in the UK suffered a terrible illness and passed away The book ends basically with her in house arrest it was written before her release and subseuent elevation to high political status in Myanmar I will be frank by saying I did not enjoy this book Popham s account pf Suu Kyi is sometimes interesting but feels disjointed His biography is glowing in its account sometimes bafflingly so Popham refers to Suu Kyi as saintly Gandhi like and references her great beauty numerous times He focuses solely on perceived character traits and little on actions facts or even politics His references to her physical appearance her dress and so on seems insulting to a politician The book also fails in my opinion from its lack of political information Suu Kyi is leader of a political party that struggled for many years to gain legitimacy in the eyes of Myanmar s ruling elite Why is their so little information on the inner workings of the NLD Why so little information on Suu Kyi s strategic thought Most of the book is on her travels throughout Myanmar and has little to do with Myanmar s political history I may be spoiled somewhat with the uality of biography I have been reading of late but Popham s book did not sit well with me Although there are some interesting tidbits of information here and there the biography comes off as shallow overly praiseworthy and of little substance Frankly I will recommend a hard skip on this work especially as Suu Kyi s political career in the leadership has just begun as of 2016 She has also become involved in the Rohingya Muslim issues affecting Myanmar as she has failed to criticize the Rohingya massacres and is on record stating Rohingya are not Burmese and do not belong in Myanmar A mixed character at times seeming like Burma s Gandhi and at times like an aristocratic daughter of the former President Suu Kyi is a developing figure who s fascinating career will one day be written about in an excellent biography This one however is not worth the time


10 thoughts on “The Lady and the Peacock

  1. says:

    The Lady and the Peacock The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma by Peter Popham is a biography of the current State Councillor akin to PM of Myanmar and a figure of great interest in the West Suu Kyi is the daughter of the founder of BurmaMyanmar Aung San who united the country against British colonial rule fought with the Japanese in WWII and eventually came out as President of the country only to be assassinated mere months int

  2. says:

    Biographies of living people during rapidly changing times have to be difficult for the person who is the subject the author and so

  3. says:

    This was a really good comprehensive overview of Aung San Suu Kyi's life and recent Burmese history neither of which I knew very much about going in democracy activist Nobel Peace Prize winner house arrest repressive? You could've f

  4. says:

    This book has a number of serious defaults all of which are alerted to the reader or buyer upfront Author Peter Popham does not speak Burmese makes no claim to know Burma and had only met the author twice at the time this book was published He had however been the Southeast Asia correspondent for the Independent for 20 y

  5. says:

    This is a stirring if a bit detached biography of Aung San Suu Kyi As she currently runs for office with newly arranged elections in Myanmar her country has been difficult and taken a toll on her life Aung San Suu Kyi was born after World War II as her father was negotiating liberation from Great Britain At age 3 her father Aung San was assassinated by rivals one year before the freedom he had been fighting for was rea

  6. says:

    A solid 35 stars bumped up to 4 Very well researched and clearly written Popham is a journalist and knows how to

  7. says:

    There is no denying that Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable person and there is a fair amount of interesting detail But the author has at times rather obscured this with gushing as her delicate beauty and the incessant references to her fringe

  8. says:

    Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable figure She is a peaceful fighter for her country’s freedom a winner of the Noble Peace Prize and an inspiration to many around the globe who yearn for freedom from all sorts of oppressions She seems to be the rightful heir to some other giants of the non violent struggle in recent times notably Marthin Luther King Jr and Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi She is eually admired for her determina

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    The Definitive Biography of Aung San Suu KyiHow did Aung San Suu Kyi become one of the world’s most admired figures an advocate of Gandhian style nonviolent opposition to the radical Socialist tyrannical military dictatorship that has ruled Burma for decades? In Peter Popham’s definitive biography of her “The Lady and The Peacock The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi” he describes how a shy academically oriented

  10. says:

    All right sit back and relax because this is going to be a doozy of a review I have many many thoughts about this bookFirst off let me start by

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