First They Killed My Father

First They Killed My Father
Title First They Killed My Father PDF eBook
Author Loung Ung
Publisher HarperCollins Australia
Pages 145
Release 2017-08-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1460707990

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A daughter of Cambodia remembers. Soon to be a Netflix original movie directed by Angelina Jolie. Until age five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of an educated, high-ranking government official. When the Khmer Rouge stormed the city in 1975, the young girl and her family fled from village to village. Fighting to hide their identity, the Ungs eventually were forced to separate to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans. As half her family died in labour camps by execution, starvation, and disease, Loung herself grew increasingly resilient and determined - armed with indomitable will, she miraculously managed to outlast the Khmer Rouge and survive the killing fields. FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER is her astonishing story, a memorable human drama of courage and survival against all odds.

First They Killed My Father

First They Killed My Father
Title First They Killed My Father PDF eBook
Author Loung Ung
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 254
Release 2010-10-12
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0062036548

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“A riveting memoir. . . an important, moving work that those who have suffered cannot afford to forget and those who have been spared cannot afford to ignore.” — San Francisco Chronicle From a childhood survivor of the Cambodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit. One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed. Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

Lucky Child

Lucky Child
Title Lucky Child PDF eBook
Author Loung Ung
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 306
Release 2010-06-30
Genre History
ISBN 0062013513

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After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two brothers remained behind. In this poignant and elegiac memoir, Loung recalls her assimilation into an unfamiliar new culture while struggling to overcome dogged memories of violence and the deep scars of war. In alternating chapters, she gives voice to Chou, the beloved older sister whose life in war-torn Cambodia so easily could have been hers. Highlighting the harsh realities of chance and circumstance in times of war as well as in times of peace, Lucky Child is ultimately a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and to the salvaging strength of family bonds.

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
Title When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge PDF eBook
Author Chanrithy Him
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 342
Release 2001-04-17
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0393076164

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"A gut-wrenching story told with honesty, restraint, and dignity." —Ha Jin, National Book Award-winning author of Waiting Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child." In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of a Cambodia where rudimentary labor camps for both adults and children are the norm and modern technology no longer exists. Death becomes a companion in the camps, along with illness. Yet through the terror, the members of Chanrithy's family remain loyal to one another, and she and her siblings who survive will find redeemed lives in America. A Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

Lulu in the Sky

Lulu in the Sky
Title Lulu in the Sky PDF eBook
Author Loung Ung
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 269
Release 2012-04-17
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0062091921

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Concluding the trilogy that started with the bestselling memoir First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung describes her college experience and her first steps into adulthood, revealing her struggle to reconcile with her past while moving forward towards happiness. After the violence of the Khmer Rouge and the difficult assimilation experience of a refugee, Loung’s daily struggle to keep darkness, anger, and depression at bay will finally find two unexpected allies: the empowering call of activism, and the redemptive power of love. Lulu in the Sky is the story of Loung’s journey to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mother’s spirit; to a vocation that will literally allow her to heal the landscape of her birth; and to the transformative influence of a supportive marriage to a loving man.

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields
Title Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields PDF eBook
Author Kim DePaul
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 228
Release 1999-01-01
Genre History
ISBN 9780300078732

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Publisher Fact Sheet This extraordinary collection of eyewitness accounts by Cambodian survivors of Pol Pot's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s offers searing testimony to an era of brutality, brainwashing, betrayals, starvation, & gruesome executions.

Loung Ung's First They Killed My Father

Loung Ung's First They Killed My Father
Title Loung Ung's First They Killed My Father PDF eBook
Author Bruce Pattinson
Publisher
Pages 100
Release 2005
Genre Cambodia
ISBN 9781741301021

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