In 1975, Pol Pot and his Communist organization, Angkar, took over Cambodia. Loung Ung, the writer of this harrowing record, is a daughter of a servant of the regiment before Angkar. First They Killed My Father is her account of the unimaginable tragedy and persecution that her family had to endure from the beginning till the point where they get to exit from it. During the period of 1975 to 1980, child Loung already lost family members, was forced to survive independently, struggled to last from starvation, malnourishment, and the killings.
A memoir is one way to live a vicarious life. One way to imagine putting your feet into another person’s shoes. And this is us, in Taraji Penda Henson’s shoes, or as you might know her, Cookie Lyon. Frankly speaking, I knew little about Taraji other than her as Cookie Lyon in Empire and as … Continue reading Around The Way Girl : A Memoir – Review
As a child, had you or had you not ever been asked this question: What do you want to be when you grow up?