Facing the Khmer Rouge

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Facing the Khmer Rouge

By Ronnie Yimsut

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As a child growing up in Cambodia, Ronnie Yimsut played among the ruins of the Angkor Wat temples, surrounded by a close-knit community. As the Khmer Rouge gained power and began its genocidal reign of terror, his life became a nightmare. In this stunning memoir, Yimsut describes how, in the wake of death and destruction, he decides to live. Escaping the turmoil of Cambodia, he makes a perilous journey through the jungle into Thailand, only to be sent to a notorious Thai prison. Fortunately, he is able to reach a refugee camp and ultimately migrate to the United States, where he attended the University of Oregon and became an influential leader in the community of Cambodian immigrants. Facing the Khmer Rouge shows Ronnie Yimsut’s personal quest to rehabilitate himself, make a new life in America, and then return to Cambodia to help rebuild the land of his birth.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Social Sciences -> Violence in Society

Facing the Khmer Rouge
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 11/8/11
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0813552303
ISBN 13: 9780813552309
Print ISBN: 9780813551517

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