Friday, November 21, 2008

Monument double-header

There's a couple of upcoming events at Monument Books, the leading bookstore in Phnom Penh located at 111 Norodom Boulevard, that will be well worth attending if you are in town next week.
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In association with River Books, they are hosting a launch of Denise Heywood's brand new book Cambodian Dance: Celebration of the Gods on Wednesday 26 November between 6-8pm. As well as a performance of traditional dance, there will be free food and refreshments available. Denise's lavishly illustrated coffee-table book is a true celebration of classical Khmer dance and so much more - I urge you to get a copy.
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The second book launch will be on Saturday 29 November at 6pm when Sichan Siv, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations will be at Monument Books to sign copies of his autobiography which was published by HarperCollins earlier this year. The book - Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America - is a gripping read as Sichan takes us on a roller-coaster ride of despair that turns to hope and a remarkable and inspiring success story. Sichan and his wife will be present to meet, greet and talk about his life story in person.

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