Survivor in spite of myself (Rescapé malgré moi)
April 17, 1975. The Khmer Rouge purge of its inhabitants Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
This traumatic exodus leads Koeun straight to forced labor, deep in a crude countryside. Stunned by propaganda speeches, he is starved, mistreated, humiliated. He thinks he's seen it all.
Until the day when horror strikes him full force: mass graves. Yawning. Putrid. Revolting. This is what "exile to the country of origin" is.
There is only one solution: flight.
A frantic rush through the jungle follows, with two companions as terrified as he is. They risk death at any moment, lost in this hostile nature and constantly hunted.
And yet, in the midst of all the dangers, a voice. But who is she, and why does she seem to want to help him?
Koeun Path was born in 1948 in Kompong Thom province, Cambodia. He obtained political refugee status on April 17, 1978, and has since resided in France.
Fidji Path-Laplagne is co-author of the book. She reveals her talent for writing through an incisive and dynamic style.
Publisher : BLF EDITIONS / Éditions Cruciforme
Publication : 2015
Pages : 288
Format : Paperback
Dimensions : 13 x 21 cm
Weight : 336 g
ISBN : 978-2-924595-00-8