First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

TitleFirst They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsUng, Loung
Number of Pages238
PublisherHarper Perennial
CityNew York
Abstract

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.

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