2012 Cambodian New Year falls on Friday, April 13th. Perhaps the most important holiday in Cambodians, the celebrations last three days
Read about inspiration for Lulu in the Sky by author Loung Ung
Phnom Penh Post, April 10, 2012
A dearth of trained mental health workers, a history of conflict and a lack of coordination has resulted in a weak and fragmented mental th system, while survivors of trauma continue to seek explanations for the horrors they experienced or witnessed. Read Full Article
WCPN: 10-year-old Loung Ung survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia. She fled the genocide that killed nearly two million people. But more than 20 of her relatives died including her parents and two siblings. We’ll meet with Ung – now grown up and living in Northeast Ohio. Join us for a conversation on the extraordinary courage of the human spirit. Listen to Interview, Originally aired 10/3/11
The third memoir in a trilogy about processing and moving past the trauma of surviving the Cambodian genocide.. Read full review
Loung’s Ung’s final book in her memoir trilogy – Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness.
Prologue: Amah Chiem La Aw (Grandmother Who Possessed Good Blood)
Kompong Speu, Cambodia, January 2000
“Daughter,” my grandmother called me, her hand reaching out. “Did you bring me a grandchild?”Read More Excerpt
Austin is the co-founder of the 88bikes Foundation which donates bicycles to needy children all over the world.
In 2007, Austin and his brother Jared were on a cycling tour of Cambodia. At the end of their tour, they decided to donate their bikes to a local orphanage which housed 88 children. Donating their two bikes meant 86 children would not be getting bikes. Read more:
on April 11. (I’ll be there! hope to see some friends there too!)
To inaugurate the 10×10 Book Club, we bring you the work of bestselling writer and international activist Loung Ung. Her debut memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, is the perfect choice to kick things off! REad More about 10×10 book club!
March 12, 2o12 What the Khmer Rouge killing fields tell us about leftist utopianism.
By Douglas B. Levene
In April of 1970, I, along with thousands of other college students, went on strike. We were protesting the bombing of Cambodia. It was a heady time, untroubled by any actual knowledge of Cambodia. Not that anyone knew very much about Cambodia then. Read Full Article.
AFP, February 22, 2012
When the Khmer Rouge invited a pair of American journalists to Cambodia in the late 1970s for a rare glimpse of the revolution, they found empty streets and schools in a city with no laughter.
“There was nobody there. It was like walking into the Twilight Zone,” recalled one-time Washington Post correspondent Elizabeth Becker. Read Full Story