Some Letters From Burma In Japan

A good week… one of my portraits of the Lady and the mischievous Taichitoe made the cover of the latest updated Japanese version of ‘Letters from Burma’ by Mainichi Shinbun.

The book is a collection of 52 essays that Aung San Suu Kyi had written in the mid 1990’s and now includes those written last year in 2011 in her weekly column for the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper in Japan. She discusses a full range of topics including politics, religion, and the daily life of the Burmese people as seen through the eyes of the country’s biggest proponent of democracy. Her tales are fascinating and well written. They offer a glimpse into the world of an almost Orwellian regime and can peak the interest of readers unfamiliar with Burma.