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Loung Ung's debut memoir, First They Killed My Father, was an international bestseller. It is now being made into a film which will be co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt. Loung Ung is also the author of After They Killed Our Father: A refugee from the killing fields reunites with the sister she left behind. As an author, lecturer, and activist, she has dedicated twenty years to promoting equality, human rights, and justice in her native land and worldwide. She has lectured widely to schools, universities and corporations on Cambodia, child soldiers, women and war, and landmines. She currently lives in the US.
"So sharp with pain that when I read it, the words plunged into me like a knife" -- Jon Swain * Sunday Times * "There can be absolutely no doubt about the innate power of [Ung's] story, the passion with which she tells it or its enduring importance" * Washington Post Book World * "Ung's memoir should serve as a reminder that some history is best not left just to historians but to those left behind when the terror ends" * Booklist * "I was deeply affected by Loung's book. It deepened my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it" * Angelina Jolie Pitt *