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This is a true story of Sophal Leng Stagg. Sophal was nine years old when she and her family were forced to leave their home in Phnom Penh in April 1975, joining the multitude of Cambodians who were dragged through hell by the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge. This is the story of Sophal recounting the unimaginable pain, suffering, starvation and disease that she miraculously endured. Sophal Leng, despite all odds, survived and is finally able to tell her story.
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This is an incredible audiobook. It is the story of a young Cambodian during one of the great tragedies of the twentieth century. Sophal Leng Steng was 9 years old in 1975 when the communist Khmer Rouge took over her country. In the next three years, the Khmer Rouge sought to create a wholly new society, destroying all that had to do with the past. In this awful social experiment, roughly 2 million Cambodians--out of a population of 8 million--were either killed by the Khmer Rouge or died of starvation or disease brought about by Khmer Rouge policy. Susan O'Malley's reading transports the listener back to Cambodia during that horrific period. One feels as if one is listening directly to this young girl and her struggle for survival. In a work filled with emotion, O'Malley's reading always perfectly matches the text. M.L.C.Winner of AUDIOFILE'S Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile, Portland, MaineReview:
" ... an important testimony to the world about genocide and abuse of human rights..." -- The Asian Reporter
"A chronicle of four years of hell, unrelenting, merciless ..." -- Jeanne Malmgren, St. Petersburg Times
"A much needed wake-up call about the tragedy of Cambodia." -- Tallahassee Democrat
"As a father and an American, I cannot comprehend someone at that period of innocence in their life, eduring the story told in this book." -- Prof. H. P. Pierro, Northwood University
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Book Description Mancorp Pub, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0931541662