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Books about the Cambodian Genocide

Created: 06/18/13

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Posted Jun. 18, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
booksnob

Join Date: 11/12/11

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Books about the Cambodian Genocide

I have been seeing lots of other books about the Cambodian genocide around bookstores lately. I wonder if anyone has read these books that relate to In the Shadow of the Banyan and if they would be good companion reads. Please recommend titles.


Posted Jun. 18, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
booksnob

Join Date: 11/12/11

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RE: Books about the Cambodian Genocide

I just finished Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick. It is a young adult novel about a 12 year old that survives the genocide. It is based on the real life story of Arn Chorn-Pond. It is excellent. I think it would pair well with In the Shadow of the Banyan.


Posted Jun. 20, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lisag

Join Date: 01/12/12

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RE: Books about the Cambodian Genocide

I found lots at Amazon that sound like great companion reads:

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare by Philip Short
Golden Leaf, A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor by Kilong Ung
Survival in the Killing Fields by Haing Ngor and Roger Warner

So many sad stories of brutality.


Posted Jun. 21, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sallyg

Join Date: 05/14/11

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RE: Books about the Cambodian Genocide

I have never read a novel about Cambodia's genocide but I am of an age that I remember the news saying that Cambodia would fall when we left Vietnam.


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