Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl

Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

The book reveals intimate details of how I learned to survive year-round unforgiving conditions and the many agonizing moments including when the Khmer Rouge separated me from my parents.

Throughout the horrific journey, I experienced constant reminders to keep faith in God and to not lose hope that my family would somehow be able to survive.

Short Hair Detention is my personal memoir of surviving the Cambodian genocide (1975 -1979). My story begins when the Communists took over, progresses through multiple escape attempts and concludes with how freedom was regained.