Sadaik Short Reviews: Up Close

Moe Linn, a life-long democracy activist, was hired as Aung San Suu Kyis cook after house arrest in the 90s and spent the next 20 years in close company with her. Up Close is a collection of 24 articles written by Moe Lin and published in 2011 and 2012 with original pieces, diary entries and letters …

Given the authors position, as both an employee and confidant, this was never going to be a critical or impartial story and nor should it be, but anybody who wants to see and understand the life of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi beyond the image we have created of her in the West should read this book.

Up Close

Title: Up Close: Two Decades of Close Encounters with Aung San Suu Kyi

Author: Moe Linn

Translators: Various

Publisher: Zin Yadanar Saw Publishing House

Published: 2013

(Sadaik Shorts is a series of very short reviews of fiction and non-fiction from Myanmar writers in English)