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    DescriptionUntil 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 being cheeky to her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Ung's family fled their home and were eventually forced to disperse to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier while her brothers and sisters were sent to labour camps. The surviving siblings were only finally reunited after the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia and started to destroy the Khmer Rouge. Bolstered by the bravery of one brother, the vision of the others and the gentle kindness of her sister, Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life. "First They Killed My Father" is an unforgettable book told through the voice of the young and fearless Loung. It is a shocking and tragic tale of a girl who was determined to survive despite the odds.


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    Title
    First They Killed My Father
    Subtitle
    A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Loung Ung
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 219 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840185195
    ISBN 10: 1840185198
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMC
    BIC subject category V2: JPVR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000, BIO022000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMC
    DC21: 959.604092
    Thema V1.0: NHF, DNBH1, JPVR
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp b/w
    Publisher
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    01 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Loung Ung has lectured widely to schools, universities and corporations on Cambodia, child soldiers, women and war, and landmines. She currently lives in the US.
    Review quote
    "So sharp with pain that when I read it, the words plunged into me like a knife" -- Jon Swain Sunday Times "There can be absolutely no doubt about the innate power of [Ung's] story, the passion with which she tells it or its enduring importance" Washington Post Book World "Ung's memoir should serve as a reminder that some history is best not left just to historians but to those left behind when the terror ends" Booklist