In the Shadow of Angkor: Contemporary Writing from Cambodia

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Frank Stewart, Sharon May
University of Hawai'i Press, 2004 - 220 pages
Nearly two million people died in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979 as a result of the Khmer Rouge's genocidal regime. Cambodians who were educated, teachers, artists, and authors were among the first to be killed. One generation later, literature is re-emerging from the ashes.

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Frank Stewart grew up amid the p;in forests & red clay of East Texas--a land not unlike the home of the early Cherokees in present-day Georgia. Intrigued by the true history of the Native Americans from an early age, Stewart felt inspired to write River Rising after a deeply moving experience with a full-blood Cherokee medicine man in the remote hills of Eastern Oklahoma. It was only years later that Stewart learned that, like the novel's character William Drummond, his great-great grandmother was Cherokee. Stewart holds degrees in art, languages, English & American literature & film production from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, St. Mary's University in San Antonio & the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He currently resides in Ventura, California with his wife, Gill & their two cats, We-si & Sa-lo-li.

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