Short Hair Detention by Channy Chhi Laux

In April 1975, Channy Chhi Laux was a happy thirteen-year-old girl who was excited to start a new school year. But as news reports announced that the Khmer Rouge was getting closer to taking control of Cambodia, Channy and her family were forced to relocate to Poipet, a border town to Thailand. From that point forward, Channy lived a life dictated by fear.

In a moving narrative, Channy recounts the intimate details of her journey through four devastating years of the Cambodian genocide that killed more than two million of her people. From the first six months of starvation to the agonizing moments when the Khmer Rouge separated her from her parents, Channy details how she found friendship despite dire circumstances, learned to rely on her animal instincts, endured emotional pain, and found the courage to look past her misery and persevere for the sake of her mother. Through it all, Channy reminds all of us that it is possible to survive unforgiving conditions through faith in God, a fierce determination, and unwavering inner strength.

Short Hair Detention shares the true story of a thirteen-year-old girl’s experiences as she struggled to survive the Cambodian genocide.

Book Details
Title: Short Hair Detention
Author: Channy Chhi Laux
ISBN-10: 1480852937
ISBN-13: 978-1480852938
Publisher: Archwaypublishing
Length: 574 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.5 x 8.7 x 1.20 inches
Weight: 1.4 pounds
File Size (Kindle): 4525 KB

 

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