By Khatharya Um

In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with some of the most severe genocidal situations in human historical past. What emerged within the aftermath of the regime's cave in in 1979 was once a kingdom fractured via loss of life and dispersal. it really is envisioned that just about one-fourth of the country's inhabitants perished from not easy exertions, ailment, hunger, and executions. one other part million Cambodians fled their ancestral native land, with over a hundred thousand discovering safe haven in America.
 
From the Land of Shadows surveys the Cambodian diaspora and the fight to appreciate and make which means of this ancient trauma. Drawing on greater than 250 interviews with survivors around the usa in addition to in France and Cambodia, Khatharya Um areas those money owed in dialog with stories of comparative revolutions, totalitarianism, transnationalism, and reminiscence works to light up the pathology of energy in addition to the influence of auto-genocide on person and collective therapeutic. Exploring the interstices of domestic and exile, forgetting and remembering, From the Land of Shadows follows the ways that Cambodian contributors and groups search to rebuild connections frayed via time, distance, and politics within the face of this injurious history.

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