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First They Killed My Father : A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,9780060931384

First They Killed My Father : A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

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9780060931384

ISBN10:
0060931388
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/20/2000
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights, and sassing her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Ung's family was forced to flee their home and hide their previous life of privilege. Eventually, they dispersed in order to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans while her other siblings were sent to labor camps. Only after the Vietnamese destroyed the Khmer Rouge were Loung and her surviving siblings slowly reunited. Bolstered by the shocking bravery of one brother and sustained by her sister's gentle kindness amid brutality, Loung forged ahead to create a courageous new life. Harrowing yet hopeful, insightful and compelling, this family's story is truly unforgettable.

Author Biography

Loung Ung is National Spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix
Phnom Penh April 1975
1(6)
The Ung Family April 1975
7(10)
Takeover April 17, 1975
17(6)
Evacuation April 1975
23(5)
Seven-Day Walk April 1975
28(10)
Krang Truop April 1975
38(6)
Waiting Station July 1975
44(6)
Anlungthmor July 1975
50(6)
Ro Leap November 1975
56(13)
Labor Camps January 1976
69(10)
New Year's April 1976
79(14)
Keav August 1976
93(8)
Pa December 1976
101(12)
Ma's Little Monkey April 1977
113(7)
Leaving Home May 1977
120(9)
Child Soldiers August 1977
129(15)
Gold for Chicken November 1977
144(7)
The Last Gathering May 1978
151(7)
The Walls Crumble November 1978
158(7)
The Youn Invasion January 1979
165(10)
The First Foster Family January 1979
175(9)
Flying Bullets February 1979
184(11)
Khmer Rouge Attack February 1979
195(8)
The Execution March 1979
203(6)
Back to Bat Deng April 1979
209(9)
From Cambodia to Vietnam October 1979
218(10)
Lam Sing Refugee Camp February 1980
228(7)
Epilogue 235(4)
Acknowledgments 239(2)
Resources 241


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