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The female voice of Myanmar (2015)

Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi

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Abstract

The Female Voice of Myanmar seeks to offer a female perspective on the history and political evolution of Myanmar. It delves into the lives and works of four of Myanmar's remarkable women who set aside their lives to answer the call of their country: Khin Myo Chit, who spoke about latent sexual politics in pre-Independent Burma; Ludu Daw Amar, who as the editor of the leftist Ludu Daily, was deemed anti-establishment and was witness to the socialist government's abortive efforts at ethnic reconciliation; Ma Thida, whose writing bears testimony to the impact the authoritative military rule had on the individual psyche; and Aung San Suu Kyi, who has re-articulated Burmese nationalism. This book breaks new ground in exploring their writing, both published and hitherto unexamined, some in English and much in Burmese, while the intimate biographical sketches offer a glimpse into the Burmese home and the shifting feminine image.

Keywords

Women, Feminism, Women political activists, Political activity, Burma

Languages

English

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781316342916, 9781107117860

Pages

xxvii, 383

DOI

10.1017/CBO9781316342916

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