My Life According to My Destiny
Have you experienced war? Have you experienced true starvation? Join author Vanny Vorng, a survivor of the Killing Fields of Cambodia as he recounts his fight to survive the many brutal events of Khmer Rouge Holocaust. Regime changes, war, famine, disease, genocide, mass executions, he lived through it all. The Khmer Rouge Communist Party of Cambodia purged the cities and countryside of intellectuals, rival politicians, monks and teachers. The extremeness of this group lead to a country that had no religion, no free market, no schools, no families, and a closed border. The new party in charge invented ways of making entire families disappear. Take the ultimate journey through the eyes of one young Cambodian man struggling to survive the Khmer Rouge Holocaust that left millions dead in its wake. They took his home, his loved ones, and his youth, but they could not take away his destiny and his pride. The author describes each event as it unfolds from the riots of the regime changes, to his harrowing escape to the refugee camps of Thailand, to his journey to America to start a new life. You have to read it to believe it.
- Paperback | 318 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 548.84g
- 16 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Vanny Vorng
Born in Cambodia, Vanny Vorng lived through the cruelties of the Khmer Rouge Regime. He lived through the change of three different regimes, some deadly, and was old enough to realize what was really happening to his country. With his family he escaped Cambodia and went through refugee camps in both Thailand and the Philippines. After coming to America in 1981, he graduated with a B.A. in History and minor in Political Science in 1991 from Sam Houston State University. To more accurately tell his story Mr. Vorng intensely studied Cambodian History and politics so that he might better understand motivations behind the rulers' actions. A learned man, he is fluent in English, French, and Cambodian, his native tongue. Mr. Vorng is no stranger to hard work and has had experience in commercial building as well as home construction, farm work, and rice field production. He later went on to gain experience as an entrepreneur and a business owner in diverse markets such as wholesale/retail, and the food service industry. He is an active member of the community serving as a volunteer for the Texas Cambodian Community, and he has participated in multiple fund raisers benefiting the community in and around the Houston area. Looking back on his life he believes the time is now right for his story to be told and for everyone to learn from what he has been through.