Shattered Youth, A: Surviving The Khmer Rouge

by Sathavy Kim

Shattered Youth, A: Surviving The Khmer Rouge

Price:  US$17.64   (SGD24.50*)
Format:  Paper Back, 269 pages
Published:  2010, Ireland, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781905379705
SB#:  050574 (160)

About This Book

Sathavy Kim was a 21-year-old law student in Phnom Penh when the Khmer Rouge invaded and emptied the city on 17 April 1975. She writes of the forced march of herself and her family which started her suffering as, for four years, a forced labourer in the remote countryside. She writes of the numbing of mind, emotion, and value systems which was so often the result of - sometimes permanently - of the relentlessly imposed suffering. After the Vietnamese 1979 takeover she was reunited with the surviving members of her family and shared the handships of the country's slow and hesitant recovery. The final section tells how 28 years later, she revisits the area of the prison camp and meets some other ex-prisoners. With black-and-white photographs, glossary and a summary of the administrative system of Democratic Kampuchea.

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