Author Charmaine Craig’s mother Louisa competing in a beauty pageant in 1956, in Rangoon, Burma. Picture: courtesy of Charmaine Craig

American author on her Burma rebel leader mother and feeling disenchanted with Aung San Suu Kyi

Actress-turned-novelist Charmaine Craig’s mother – who went from beauty queen to resistance fighter – was the inspiration behind a 15-year project to ‘better understand Myanmar’s present through the past’

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Author Charmaine Craig’s mother Louisa competing in a beauty pageant in 1956, in Rangoon, Burma. Picture: courtesy of Charmaine Craig
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