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    First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (Hardback) By (author) Loung Ung


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    DescriptionFrom a childhood survivor of Cambodia's brutal Pol Pot regime comes a narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit. Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. While her mother worried that she was a troublemaker, her beloved father knew Loung was a clever girl. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Ung's family fled their home and moved from village to village to hide their identity, their education and their former life of privilege. Eventually, the family dispersed in order to survive. Because Loung was resilient and determined, she was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, while her other brothers and sisters were sent to labour camps. As the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia and destroyed the Khmer Rouge, Loung and her surviving siblings were finally reunited. Bolstered by the shocking bravery of one brother and the vision of the others, and sustained by her sister's gentle kindness amid brutality, Loung forged on to create for herself a new life.

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    First They Killed My Father
    A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Loung Ung
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Weight: 550 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840184150
    ISBN 10: 1840184159

    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMC
    BIC subject category V2: JPVR
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010, HIS037070
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, HIS048000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 959.604092
    Thema V1.0: NHF, DNBH1, JPVR
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FMC
    Illustrations note
    8pp b&w illustrations
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    26 April 2001
    Publication City/Country