Sunday, December 19, 2010

Two books

Two new books have come to my attention. Bun's Story - Tomorrow I'm Dead by Bun Yom is a re-published memoir of a young man's survival under the Khmer Rouge regime, who then becomes a freedom fighter. Only those determined to sweep up every memoir of the Khmer Rouge period will be hell bent on getting a copy of this. The author, who resettled in the US in 1984, has a couple of YouTube interviews with tales from the book. Suffering, courage and heroism just about covers it, according to the book's publishers. Also just out is a book which could easily be confused with my own. It's called Cambodia With Love, but that's where the similarities end. This is a 160-page photography book by Tim Bowman, aimed at raising funds and awareness for the NGO Who Will, who relocated from Phnom Penh to Kompong Chhnang a while ago. Sounds like a great idea to me to help these orphans and disadvantaged kids who are being raised in a family environment. Find out more about Who Will here.

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