'Fascist Disneyland': Letters from Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi

A key event in Scottish Refugee Week this month will be readings at the National Library of Scotland of letters written by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Scottish writers Liz Lochhead and Iain Banks and MSP Sarah Boyack will read from Letters from Burma, a collection of writings from the1990s, when the Burmese pro-democracy leader was imprisoned in Rangoon. Originally the letters were published in a Japanese daily newspaper.

The 'Fascist Disneyland' event at NLS on 21 June takes place only a few days after the human rights activist is awarded the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh, and celebrates her 60th birthday. The award will be accepted on her behalf by her son, as Aung San Suu Kyi is once more under house arrest - a situation she has lived in for most of the past 15 years.

'Fascist Disneyland' is free but ticketed: details on the Events page. Burmese items from our collections with be on display during the evening. Scottish Refugee Week runs from 20 to 26 June.

16 June 2005

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