The Burma Spring

The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation - Rena Pederson

DNF @ 20%

 

This book isn't for me. 

 

I've read 20% and two things are clear to me:

 

1. This is a biography by an admirer of Aung San Suu Kyi's who seems to have fallen into the trap of lining up one sugar-coated cliche after another; and 

 

2. There has been little critical analysis of the subject so far, and skimming through the rest of the book, there doesn't seem to be much later on either.

 

It may be that the books publication preceded much of the more recent criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi with respect to her condoning violence against a muslim minority in Myanmar/Burma, but the tone of the book is a little too enthusiastic for me.

 

Saying that, Pederson does give a good historical account of Aung San Suu Kyi's life and her involvement in politics.