Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Books

Former Marbleheader’s new novel inspired by time in Cambodia

Former Marblehead resident Gabrielle Yetter released her new novel,” Whisper of the Lotus,” to support “Justice and Soul,” an anti-trafficking organization.

Third volume of “Xi Jinping: The Governance of China” released in Cambodia, drawing scores...

The third volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched in Cambodia on Tuesday, attracting scores of readers from the Senate, the National Assembly and all ministries in the country.

From Phnom Penh With Love

A conversation with author, journalist and television producer Glen Felgate.

Witnessing tragedy: Journalist Jon Swain revisits 1970s Phnom Penh

With Jon Swain’s cult memoir River of Time set to be adapted for the big screen, the author returns to his time in 1970s Indochina, where he witnessed death and destruction in Vietnam, the Fall of Phnom Penh and the rise of the Khmer Rouge

The Australian book you should read next: Her Father’s Daughter by Alice Pung

Told in the third person, flipping between the voice of Pung and her father, the memoir offers an unflinching, humorous blueprint for surviving trying times.

Angkor Wat’s modern history reclaimed from French colonialists, and the cultural politics of Unesco

The Khmer empire temples of Angkor are Cambodian, aren’t they? For decades the French considered them theirs; then came Unesco, and now China is muscling in.

‘People can get a compulsion to fix the place. Cambodia can be seductive like...

Debut author Maeve Galvin worked as a humanitarian for the UN and tells Tanya Sweeney how her new novel explores the 'saviour complex', and the lure of hedonism that can seduce many foreign aid workers.

Books of Local Interest: ‘Two Teaspoons of Rice’ set in killing fields of Cambodia

“Two Teaspoons of Rice, A Memoir of a Cambodian Orphan” is the story of Sida Lei of Alexandria, Virginia, written with Monica Boothe of Bowie.

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.

Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge: a glimpse of hope and hardship in decade before...

‘A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land’, translated into English for the first time, captures the zeitgeist of 1960s Cambodia and its accompanying hope.

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.

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