Schwiethale’s ‘ABCs of Cambodia’ exposes readers to Cambodian culture
About a year ago, Kiri Schwiethale found herself at a crossroads, thinking about how she would share her Cambodian culture with her two kids.
Anthony Veasna So died unexpectedly last winter, before his debut book was released. Everyone remembers him differently.
For the occasion of his first book, Afterparties, Anthony Veasna So would have loved it all: the interviews, book tour, readings, attention, praise, pans, mythmaking, the opportunity to opine on the treacly queer writers he hates (or at least shade them) and the insufficiency of Asian American identity.
Anthony Veasna So’s ‘Afterparties’ is a bittersweet testament to the late author’s talents
After publishing stories in a constellation of outlets, such as the New Yorker and N+1, Anthony Veasna So was poised to be a new literary star.
Review: Debut from the late Anthony Veasna So a rollicking plunge into sex, drugs, genocide and wicked wit
hat does the world lose when a gifted writer dies young?
Anthony Veasna So Takes On Trauma, but Doesn’t Leave Out the Jokes
Classics of immigrant storytelling can feel sparse and solemn. The stories in So’s “Afterparties” fill the silence, spilling over with transgressive humor and exuberant language.
The inherited trauma of the Killing Fields for Khmer Americans infuses the short stories Anthony Veasna So left behind before he died, and collected...
Drugs, teenage hookups, struggling family businesses and reincarnated relatives – Anthony Veasna So writes engagingly about a community of which he was part. His stories are full of poignancy, with scenes that stay long in the mind; they are made all the more so by the knowledge there will be no more from his pen.
John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat
Cambodia’s wondrous temples reflect the various stages of the country’s history, from colonialism to revolution to the present era of mass tourism.
‘There is no prayer in revolution’: former Hong Kong-based reporter Jim Laurie remembers Cambodia, Vietnam conflicts in new memoir
In ‘The Last Helicopter: Two Lives in Indochina’, Jim Laurie looks back on 1975 and the final days of the US-backed regimes in Phnom Penh and Saigon.
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 of readers
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 that’
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 catastrophe
‘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.
After Khmer Rouge tribunal, Cambodian archivists preserve a brutal history
Memory projects are upgrading digital databases with hundreds of thousands of documents used in the 15-year prosecution. Questions remain over the balance between confidentiality and the public good.