Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Books

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Year of the Rabbit’ by Tian Veasna from Drawn+Quarterly

Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna from Drawn+Quarterly presents an especially poignant view of the Khmer Rouge by showing it through human eyes.

Cambodian survivor tells dramatic story of ‘Good Fortune’

Sieu Sean Do says his new book “A Cloak of Good Fortune” is different from other memoirs by people who survived atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge.

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

Our lecture this week is titled “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,” and features American-Cambodian human rights activist and author, Loung Ung.

3 Questions: Alan Lightman’s new novel about Cambodia and family

MIT writer’s new work, “Three Flames,” explores the fractures and bonds among kin in a rebuilding society.

Survivors of Cambodia’s genocide share their story as a cautionary tale

When Simone Leng recalls her family’s experience living under the Khmer Rouge, she can still hear the voices screaming for help in the dead of night.

Alan Lightman’s ‘Three Flames’ examines the long shadow of Cambodia’s civil war

True confession: Novels with do-gooder intentions make me wary.

East Texan authors book on escaping Khmer Rouge

An East Texas man has published a book on his harrowing time as a prisoner of a brutal totalitarian regime in southeast Asia.

‘Sacrifice by Fire’: The first translation of ‘Holocaust’ into Cambodia’s Khmer language

A Cambodian translator has coined a new Khmer term for the word “Holocaust” for use in new Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) publications, including her Khmer-language translation of a memoir by a Holocaust survivor that was released in Phnom Penh on 19 July 2019.

‘Vermont Edition’ Revisits Interview With Loung Ung, Author And Cambodian Genocide Survivor

She was just five years old when the revolutionaries known as the Khmer Rouge took control of her home country of Cambodia.

Lives in pictures are saved as buried treasures

A new book illustrates the risk one Cambodian family took to keep valued photographs out of the Khmer Rouge's clutches.

Books about the Cambodian genocide that helped me understand my father

As someone who is half-Khmer, it’s always been a looming fact in my household that my father survived the Cambodian genocide as a child in the late-1970s.

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