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By Nawuth Keat

Alive within the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a guy who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now damaged an established silence within the wish that telling the reality approximately what occurred to his humans and his kingdom will spare destiny generations from comparable tragedy.

In this eye-catching memoir, a tender Nawuth defies the chances and survives the invasion of his place of origin via the Khmer Rouge. below the brutal reign of the dictator Pol Pot, he loses his mom and dad, younger sister, and different contributors of his family members. After his place of origin of Salatrave was once overrun, Nawuth and his final family are ultimately captured and enslaved through Khmer Rouge opponents. They suffer actual abuse, starvation, and inhumane dwelling stipulations. yet via all of it, their feel of kinfolk holds them jointly, giving them the power to persevere via a time whilst any statement of identification is punishable by means of death.

Nawuth’s tale of survival and break out from the Killing Fields of Cambodia is usually a message of desire; an thought to teenagers whose worlds were darkened through hassle and separation from family. This tale offers a undying lesson within the worth of human dignity and freedom for readers of every age.

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My older brothers Lee and Bunna preferred to stay home and work on the farm, but my parents encouraged me to go to school. Chantha went, too. We lived in Battambang during the week with my uncle and his family. Every day I went to public elementary school. Then, after school let out in the late afternoon, I attended a private school for a couple of hours. I was allowed to go for free because the teacher was a friend of my father, and I was a good student. I saw kids who were not as fortunate as I hanging around the classroom door, eager to hear any wisdom the teacher might give.

He whittled the end of each one into a point. We pushed those into the ground to be the four corners of our trap. Then we twisted vines and sticks together to be the walls and top of our primitive cage. It had a little door that we pulled open with a vine attached to a twig we lay at an angle on the bottom of the trap. One end of the twig was on the ground, but the other end was lifted about an inch by the vine tied to the trap door. We baited the trap with a few grains of rice. We hoped that a monkey would climb through the door to get the rice.

The snake moved its head just enough to bite her. When I saw the snake, I recognized what kind it was. It was too late to help the woman. She turned blue and died. In the jungle, I did not spend much time worrying about poisonous snakes. The Khmer Rouge seemed far more dangerous to me. I think Dad felt the same. When the dry season came, he sent me out of the jungle. I will never know for sure, but I think he was afraid the Khmer Rouge were going to come after him, and he wanted me to be safe. I left with his two workers.

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