First They Killed My Father

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

First They Killed My Father

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.

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First They Killed My Father
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Loung Ung
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-26 - Publisher: Random House

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.
First They Killed My Father
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Loung Ung
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-01 - Publisher: Turtleback Books

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.
First They Killed My Father
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Loung Ung
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-04 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

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
First They Killed My Father Movie Tie-in
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Loung Ung
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-28 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

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.
First They Killed My Father
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Loung Ung
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-02 - Publisher: Random House

Soon to be a major film, co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt 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