Through a series of intimate, feature-length conversations with Alan Clements, Burma's Voices of Freedom brings together dozens of the country's most respected and well-known politicians, pro-democracy activists, artists and religious leaders to provide one of the most detailed accounts of Burma's decades long struggle for freedom ever compiled. Together, these voices describe the courage and conviction required to nonviolently confront injustice anywhere, whether on a stage, in a demonstration, or in solitary confinement.
Combined with extensive archival material spanning 30 years, and drawing upon Clements' lifetime of connections within Burma, these four volumes provide an inside account of the ongoing struggle for democracy as it has evolved from the time of Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in 2010, through the National League for Democracy election victory in 2015, and on to the upcoming national elections in late 2020, detailing their implications on the very future of freedom itself.
Volume 1: Key excerpts from decades of interviews, speeches and presentations by Aung San Suu Kyi, followed by expansive conversations with three of her longest and closest colleagues, U Tin Oo, U Win Tin and U Win Htein (542 pages).
Volume 2: Interviews with key National League for Democracy party members, prominent Buddhist, Muslim and Catholic leaders, and veteran activists such as Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi, both of whom served nearly two decades in prison (416 pages).
Volume 3: Includes interviews with a broader range of spoken-word activist comedians, musicians, award-winning artists, journalists, and renowned politicians (466 pages).
Volume 4: Finishes the series with a set of scholarly appendices, including historical speeches and articles and a lengthy detailed chronology and analysis of key political events over the last 30 years (570 pages).
ALAN CLEMENTS, author of The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi (1996) and one of the first Americans to ordain and live as a Buddhist monk in Burma, is the founder of World Dharma and the Burma Project USA and a veteran activist, author, artist, and speaker whose previous books have been met with critical acclaim.
FERGUS HARLOW has been Alan Clements' assistant and co-author since late 2012, and an unaffiliated student of the Dhamma since 2004.
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Chapter 1: Conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi
Chapter 2: Excerpts from Selected Interviews with Aung San Suu Kyi
Chapter 3: Excerpts from Key Speeches by Aung San Suu Kyi
Chapter 4: Aung San Suu Kyi Quotes
Chapter 5: Aung San Suu Kyi Timeline
Chapter 6: Conversations with U Tin Oo
Chapter 7: Conversations with U Win Tin
Chapter 8: Conversations with U Win Htein
Chapter 9: Conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi
Chapter 10: Conversation with U Kyi Maung
Chapter 11: Conversation with Nine NLD MPs
Chapter 12: Conversation with U Aye Win
Chapter 13: Conversation with Zeya Thaw
Chapter 14: Conversation with Zin Mar Aung
Chapter 15: Conversation with Nay Phone Latt
Chapter 16: Conversation with U Nyan Win
Chapter 17: Conversation with NLD Chairman
Chapter 18: Conversations with Ko Ko Gyi
Chapter 19: Conversation with Min Ko Naing
Chapter 20: Conversations with Sayadaw U Pandita
Chapter 21: Conversation with Sittigu Sayadaw
Chapter 22: Conversation with Cardinal Charles Bo
Chapter 23: Conversations with Al Hajj Nyunt Maung Shein
Chapter 24: Preface to Burma's Saffron Revolution
Chapter 25: Conversations with U Gambira
Chapter 26: Conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi
Chapter 27: Conversations with Kyaw Zwa Moe
Chapter 28: Conversation with Nilar Thein
Chapter 29: Conversations with Moe Thway
Chapter 30: Conversations with The Moustache Brothers
Chapter 31: Conversation with Bo Kyi
Chapter 32: Conversation with Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein
Chapter 33: Conversations with Ma Thida Sanchuang
Chapter 34: Conversations with Mon Mon Myat
Chapter 35: Conversations with Tim Aye-Hardy
Chapter 36: Conversation with an Anonymous Activist
Chapter 37: Conversation with an Anonymous Pro-Democracy Activist
Chapter 38: Conversation with Ko Ye Wai Phyo
Chapter 39: Conversations with Daw Than Than Nu