First They Killed My Father

Author: Loung Ung

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780578423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A major film, co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights and being cheeky to her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Loung's family fled their home and were eventually forced to disperse to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier while her brothers and sisters were sent to labour camps. The surviving siblings were only finally reunited after the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia and started to destroy the Khmer Rouge. Bolstered by the bravery of one brother, the vision of the others and the gentle kindness of her sister, Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life. First They Killed My Father is an unforgettable book told through the voice of the young and fearless Loung. It is a shocking and tragic tale of a girl who was determined to survive despite the odds.

First They Killed My Father

Author: Loung Ung

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060856267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7712


One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed. Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

First They Killed My Father Movie Tie-in

Author: Loung Ung

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062561305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6453


Repackaged in a new tie-in edition to coincide with the Netflix film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt, a moving story of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her triumphant spirit as she survived the Cambodian genocide under Pol Pot’s brutal regime. Soon to be a feature film on Netflix directed and produced by Angelina Jolie Pitt, an unforgettable narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her triumphant spirit as she survived the Cambodian genocide under Pol Pot’s brutal regime. Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights, and sassing her parents. While her beautiful mother worried that Loung was a troublemaker—that she stomped around like a thirsty cow—her beloved father knew Loung was a clever girl. When Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Ung’s family fled their home and moved from village to village to hide their identity, their education, their former life of privilege. Eventually, the family dispersed in order to survive. Loung trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, while other siblings were sent to labor camps. As the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia, destroying the Khmer Rouge, Loung and her surviving siblings were slowly reunited. Bolstered by the shocking bravery of one brother, the courage and sacrifices of the rest of her family—and sustained by her sister’s gentle kindness amid brutality—Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life. Harrowing yet hopeful, insightful and compelling, this story is truly unforgettable.

First They Killed My Father

Author: Loung Ung

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606251624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced "evacuation" of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.

After They Killed Our Father

Author: Loung Ung

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9772


In 1980, at the age of ten, Loung Ung escaped a devastated Cambodia and flew to the US as a refugee. She and her eldest brother, with whom she escaped, left behind their three surviving siblings, and her book is alternately heart-wrenching and heart-warming, as it follows the parallel lives of Loung and her closest sister, Chou, during the 15 years it took for them to be reunited. Their two worlds were very different, and Loung's depiction of the contrast between her life in the affluent West and that of her sister, who navigated her way through landmine-strewn fields and survived raids by the Khmer Rouge, is laced with the guilt she feels about being the lucky one. This powerful story helps us to understand what happens when a family is torn apart by politics, adversity and war. It is also the compelling and inspirational tale of a remarkable woman.

Summary of Loung Ung's First They Killed My Father

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669377059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I love riding around in a cyclo, a sort of big wheelchair attached to a bicycle, in Phnom Penh. It is the fastest way to get around the city. I am used to the noise and traffic, but my family likes to take me to a noodle shop before Pa goes to work. #2 I am often ignored by my parents’ friends because I am a child. They feel free to comment on my mother’s perfectly arched eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes, tall, straight Western nose, and oval face. #3 Pa is loved for his generous heart. He is part Cambodian and part Chinese, and has black curly hair, a wide nose, full lips, and a round face. He is everything a good father could be. #4 In Cambodia, people do not outright compliment a child. They don’t want to call attention to the child. It is believed that evil spirits easily get jealous when they hear a child being complimented, and they may come and take away the child to the other world.

Summary of First They Killed My Father – [Review Keypoints and Take-aways]

Author: PenZen Summaries

Publisher: by Mocktime Publication

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 15

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The summary of First They Killed My Father – A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of Loung Ung wrote a memoir titled "First They Killed My Father" in 2006 about her childhood experiences growing up in Cambodia during the 1970s while the country was ruled by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. She begins telling her story when the Khmer Rouge seize power in Cambodia and force her family to flee the country's capital, Phnom Penh. Once they arrived in the countryside, they were forced to work as slave labourers and lived in constant fear that the regime would single them out for execution. First They Killed My Father summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at [email protected]

Poetry to Make You Think: Poetry Based on "First They Killed My Father" and "Kaffir Boy"

Author: The 2011-2012 8B students of Washington Technology Magnet

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300305312

Category: Poetry

Page: 86

View: 3588


Haiku and Quatrain poetry written by eighth grade students from Saint Paul, Minnesota expressing their understanding of the books First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers and Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa. The poetry is filled with mature, empathetic responses the readers are sure to value.

Booktalks and More

Author: Lucy Schall

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563089823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 9098


Inspire teenagers to read quality literature and help them explore issues relevant to their lives. This outstanding book offers motivational, ready-to-use booktalks for more than 100 of the best new reads for teenagers, guaranteed to pique teen interest. With a focus on recently published fiction and nonfiction titles in a wide variety of genres and themes, these dynamic booktalks center around issues, problems, and challenges that young adults are facing.