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Publishing books in Khmer is a complementary and essential for the development of libraries and reading. Since Sipar has been developing a program. This collection of books in the Khmer language represents a selection of books from the National Library of Cambodia. They were originally published from . PDF Drive is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 78,, eBooks for you to download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits, enjoy .

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Find Khmer books online. Get the best Khmer books at our marketplace. You can read hundreds of Khmer books on the Khmer Library mobile app. Reading books is an effective way of gaining knowledge. The more. “Secret of Life” is a novel written in by female author Kem Lyheang. The book was first published in The book depicts the life of little.

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As a child survivor of the Khmer Rouge, in this book Chanrithy Him recounts her experiences under the regime, when her family of 12 was decimated. Both her parents were slaughtered and five of her siblings died of starvation or illness.

Amidst all this horror she still manages to find kindness and courage, and learns that humanity can still shine. Him lived in a refugee camp in Thailand before relocating to America as a refugee. In this book , author Joan D. As a 15 year old she was sent to a labour camp and endured four years of hell. The book is another example of the courage and strength shown by those who lived during these times.

Told from his perspective as a young boy, Arn recounts being separated from his family, assigned to work in the rice fields and witnessing death.

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When soldiers ask if any children can play an instrument and Arn says yes, he finds himself in the centre of the killing fields, before being handed a gun and forced to fight. A truly compelling tale. In When the War Was Over , she gives a historical account of the country from the French colonial era through to the death of Pol Pot in Becker carried out extensive research for the book, interviewing many survivors and Cambodian leaders.

An informative and enlightening read. The former school was transformed into an interrogation centre, where only a handful of the 14, Cambodians sent there survived. Prisoners were tortured there before being sent to nearby Choeung Ek, which is now preserved as The Killing Fields.

S — or Tuol Sleng — is today a genocide museum paying tribute to those who died. He pitied his torturers as fellow humans, without forgiving them their deeds. This book ranks among the most important and strongest witness-stories of world literature.

Marguerite Duras's breakthrough novel was published in and most of the elements that would become the base for her masterpiece, The Lover , more than 30 years later are already there.

A fatherless French teenager, living in great poverty at a small plantation in rural Cambodia, gets involved with a much older but wealthy Chinese businessman. Age, race and class make them an impossible couple.

Her mother and brother cynically tries to wring a few piastres out of the indecent affair. Less romantic and more sleazy than The Lover, but equally good. In , the photographer and journalist Nic Dunlop more or less stumbled upon Duch, who had been hiding since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in Duch is a paradoxal figure: He got drawn into the Khmer Rouge and rose through the ranks.

After the fall of the regime, he became a born again Christian. Dunlop's book is empathic, intelligent and a real page-turner. The monster becomes a man.

In the romantic picture of the old French Indochina, there are beautifully faded colonial buildings. But in Cambodia, it is actually the structures from the following decades that are the most fascinating.

Blending traditional architecture with European modernism, the then young Cambodian architects, led by the maestro Vann Molyvann, created a fascinating school, like a Cambodian Bauhaus.

This short-lived movement's legacy is now being destroyed by short-sighted capitalism. But the story is well told in this book, awash with beautiful photographs.

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In David Chandler's excellent biography Brother Number One from , the author has an eerie feeling of being watched by the elusive and smiling dictator while he is writing the book. A decade later, Philip Short manages to drag Pol Pot out of the shadows.

Where the earlier biographer had a more academic approach, Short's book reads almost like a thriller at times. The research he has put into the book is in itself mindblowing, and the result constitutes a large and important step towards understanding the Cambodian tragedy.

This modern classic was once a beautiful account of a distant place: French Indochina in its twilight. Now it is also the story of a lost world.

Every person Lewis meets — monks, farmers, royalty, colonialists — become important in his or her own right; the writer's keen eye for telling detail puts the reader right beside him.

It's easy to be seduced by Phnom Penh, but also to be exhausted, as it's overwhelming in so many ways. It is therefore most helpful to read Milton Osborne's personal and interesting cultural and literary history of this fairly new capital permanent since Osborne arrived in and the city has since been a continuing part of his life.

His book will make the bustling city more comprehensible — though it remains as overwhelming as ever. A handful of the folk stories in the Gatiloke, which was used by Cambodian monks to teach their faith and committed to paper in the late 19th century.

One shouldn't make too much of this mix of fables, fairytales and moral lessons, but they offer an interesting insight into some traditional Cambodian beliefs. Some of them have slapstick qualities; others draw moral conclusions that are surprising to a western reader.Survival in the Killing Fields is an excellently written and moving account of survival in times of unimaginable horror. In order to sustain publishing and to contribute to the emergence of the book market in Cambodia, SIPAR has decided to sell its books to the general public.

But it was not until I moved to Cambodia in that the country turned into something of an obsession. A fatherless French teenager, living in great poverty at a small plantation in rural Cambodia, gets involved with a much older but wealthy Chinese businessman. Description The leading American specialist in Khmer language studies, Franklin Huffman, in collaboration with Im Proum, has since produced a distinguished series of aids to the teaching of Khmer. His book will make the bustling city more comprehensible — though it remains as overwhelming as ever.

The congress is just a facade for cold-war conspiracy and suspicion — and shady opium trafficking.

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