Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge: a glimpse of hope and hardship in decade before catastrophe

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Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge: a glimpse of hope and hardship in decade before catastrophe

A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land: A Novel of Sihanouk’s Cambodia, by Suon Sorin (translated by Roger Nelson). Published by NUS Press. 5/5 stars A rare and precious glimpse of pre-Khmer Rouge literature, Suon Sorin’s A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land, originally published in 1961, harks back to Cambodia’s late colonial and postcolonial eras under monarch-turned-politician Norodom Sihanouk. Apart from the conclusion and prologue, in which protagonist Sam, the driver of a cyclo three-wheel…

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