First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)

Loung Ung


One of 7 teenagers of a high-ranking executive professional, Loung Ung lived a privileged existence within the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh till the age of 5. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge military stormed into town, forcing Ung's kin to escape and, ultimately, to disperse. Loung was once proficient as a toddler soldier in a piece camp for orphans, her siblings have been despatched to exertions camps, and those that survived the horrors wouldn't be reunited until eventually the Khmer Rouge used to be destroyed.

Harrowing but hopeful, Loung's strong tale is an unforgettable account of a relations shaken and shattered, but miraculously sustained by way of braveness and love within the face of unspeakable brutality.

 

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