First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Background

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Background

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers is a non-fiction autobiographical account of the Khmer Rouge years written by Loung Ung, Cambodian author and survivor of the evil Pol Pot regime. From Ung we learn of war crimes and desperate actions in this terrifying time of brutality and state-orchestrated murder. The book's narrative describes how life changed suddenly when Pol Pots army stormed the city of Phnom Penh in 1975 and tells of Ung's bravery created a courageous new life for herself.

Ung's book was well-received by critics and has been adapted as a movie by Angelina Jolie with an expected release date of 2016.