Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I received an email today from James King, a designer and photographer from London, who has travelled the globe and has just published a book about what he found when he came to Cambodia. It's called Khmer - Shadows In The Ruins, 228 pages of his photos and thoughts and is available through the on-line publishing website at blurb.com. In fact, if you search through the Blurb.com website, you will find a number of self-published books available via their search engine, using words like Angkor, Khmer, Phnom Penh and Cambodia. It seems everyone and their dog is using websites like this to get their work out to prospective book buyers, and why not. If any of these authors would like me to review their books, please feel free to drop me a line. All books on Cambodia are very welcome. As if someone was reading my mind, I've just received the recently published memoir by Sopheap Ly called No Dream Beyond My Reach, who sent me a copy of her 115-page book via a friend. Dr Ly arrived in the US from a refugee camp at the age of sixteen. Her book is her story of surviving the trauma of the Khmer Rouge years in Cambodia and her new life in the States. I will read it in the next few days and post my review here. My thanks to Sopheap for arranging its delivery and to Richard for acting as the postman.