This is an excerpt from the Book: The Voice of Hope: Aung San Suu Kyi: Conversations with Alan Clements. As the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was the recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize and the first person to win it while under detention. Clearly one of the world's most exceptional women, she remains an enigma due to her forced isolation. Under the dark shadow of Burma's omnipresent military junta, author and former Buddhist monk, Alan Clements, spent seven months conversing with her, knowing that each interview could be the last. Aung San Suu Kyi was under constant threat of rearrest, and Clements could have been deported at any time. Since completing The Voice of Hope, he has been permanently banned from Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi has been re-arrested.