Archive for the 'Books & movies' Category

Sep 06 2012

Guidebooks to Angkor

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Angkor Wat by Henri Mahout

If you wander into Monument Book Store on the riverside to the south of Old Market, you’ll discover, among many others, about half a dozen shelves piled high with guidebooks to Angkor. You may then spend several good hours puzzling over which one to get. Now, most of your problems have been solved with the … read the full post

Mar 03 2011

New book: Cooking the Cambodian Way

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Like so many other Khmers, Narin Seng Jameson fled Cambodia in 1972 during the midst of the Khmer Rouge regime. Growing up in Cambodia she hung around the family kitchen in Phnom Penh and waited to be chased out by the cook. But she had never prepared Cambodian food herself, and when she moved to … read the full post

Jan 11 2011

The Disappeared: A cross-cultural love story in Cambodia

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There are quite a few excellent books and memoirs about Cambodia, but love stories set against the backdrop of the Khmer Rouge era are few and far between. The Disappeared by Kim Echlin manages, against all odds, to capture the beauty of Cambodia and the terror of the Cambodian genocide. Anne Greves is sixteen when … read the full post

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