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Monday, April 02, 2012

Burma In the News! Congratulations Daw Aung San Suu Kyi!

Photo credit Adam Ferguson for the New York Times

So maybe you saw the headlines this weekend about Myanmar and that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi winning a seat in Parliament, thereby making history. The Nobel Peace laureate, peace advocate and fighter for democracy who was under house arrest for 15 years, as documented in Guy Delisle's book BURMA CHRONICLES:



You pull the book off the shelf, dust it off, and think to yourself that maybe Guy's portrait of this totalitarian society will one day be just a portrait in time, and that the changes the country has slowly made the past few years will push this country into democracy. Official results are expected in a few weeks, and we can only hope.

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