Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Chanrithy's new direction

Chanrithy Him
If you have read the incredible book, When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under The Khmer Rouge, then you will have heard of its author, Chanrithy Him. Released in 2000, the book has been used widely in schools and universities around the globe and her life story was featured in a documentary film called The Will To Live. She admits writing the award-winning memoir carried a hefty personal price and so she has decided to write something with more entertaining and fun slant. When she was young, she was captivated by the romance and mystery of the ancient Khmer temples, the Asian vampire mythology, Khmer stories of reincarnation and incantation. That has given birth to Rise of the Golden Aura which features an Asian-American heroine as its main character and is set in Cambodia and America. Chanrithy is publishing her own novel, alongwith the California Institute of the Arts and has a Kickstarter Campaign in full swing, which you can join @ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1565082341/rise-of-the-golden-aura

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