El Infierno De Los Jemeres Rojos

Autor: Denise Affonço
Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
ISBN: 8415625502
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Denise Affonço trabajaba en la embajada francesa en Phnom Penh, la capital de Camboya, cuando los jemeres rojos tomaron el poder en abril de 1975. Affonço y su familia fueron deportados al campo, como la mayoría de los habitantes de las ciudades camboyanas; el régimen había decidido instaurar un estado agrícola y todos los ciudadanos fueron obligados a trabajar la tierra. La dictadura se prolongó cuatro años y durante este periodo la población tuvo que soportar hambrunas, enfermedades y ejecuciones sistemáticas. El régimen segó la vida de la cuarta parte de los habitantes del país, cerca de dos millones de personas. En El infierno de los jemeres rojos, Denise Affonço relata su experiencia durante aquellos años y para ello se basa en los cuadernos que escribió en 1979, pocos meses después de ser liberada, mientras preparaba su testimonio en el proceso contra Pol Pot, principal líder de los jemeres rojos. Este libro es uno de los escasos testimonios publicados sobre el terrorífico régimen que se mantuvo en el poder en Camboya entre 1975 y 1979 y uno de los más desgarradores relatos sobre la opresión política que han visto la luz en los últimos años.

The Accusation

Autor: Bandi
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802189342
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The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former Communist war hero who is deeply disillusioned with the intrusion of the Party into everything he holds dear, to a husband and father who is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train in order to visit his critically ill mother. Written with deep emotion and writing talent, The Accusation is a vivid depiction of life in a closed-off one-party state, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions.

To The End Of Hell

Autor: Denise Affonço
Publisher: Reportage Press
ISBN: 0955572959
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"In one of the most powerful memoirs of persecution ever written, Denise Affonco recounts how her comfortable life in Phnom Penh was torn apart when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia in April 1975. As a French citizen, Denise Affonco was offered a choice: she could either flee to France with her children or they could all stay together in Cambodia with her husband, Seng, who did not have a French passport. Seng was Chinese and a convinced communist; he believed that the Khmer Rouge would bring an end to five years of civil war. Denise decided the family should stay together. But the Khmer Rouge did not bring peace: Denise and her family, along with millions of their fellow citizens, were deported to a living hell in the countryside where, for almost four years, they endured hard labour, famine, sickness and death." "What gives this book its freshness is that much of it was written in the months after Denise Affonco's liberation in 1979. Shortly afterwards, Denise left for France to rebuild her life with her surviving son and the carbon copy manuscript was all but forgotten. It was only when, some 25 years later, she met a European academic who told her that the Khmer Rouge did "nothing but good" for Cambodia that she realised it was time to end her silence."--BOOK JACKET.

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

Autor: Peter Cameron
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429927130
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Articulate, sensitive, and cynical, he rejects all of the assumptions that govern the adult world around him–including the expectation that he will go to college in the fall. He would prefer to move to an old house in a small town somewhere in the Midwest. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You takes place over a few broiling days in the summer of 2003 as James confides in his sympathetic grandmother, stymies his canny therapist, deplores his pretentious sister, and devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker. Nothing turns out how he'd expected. "Possibly one of the all-time great New York books, not to mention an archly comic gem" (Peter Gadol, LA Weekly), Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the insightful, powerfully moving story of a young man questioning his times, his family, his world, and himself.

Under A Cruel Star

Autor: Heda Kovály
Publisher: Granta Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781847084767
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The daughter of prosperous Jews, Heda Kovály found her world turned upside down with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia. Deported to Lodz Ghetto in 1941 and then to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered, in 1944, Kovaly made a miraculous escape from a column of prisoners being marched to Bergen-Belsen in early 1945. On reuniting with her husband in Prague after the war, things started to look more hopeful. Rudolf Margolius became a deputy minister of foreign trade. But in 1952 he and 13 other government officials were tried and 11 of those hanged in one of the era's most notorious show trials. Heda Kovály and her four year old son were hounded by the state and shunned by society. In this powerful and moving memoir, Kovály describes her imprisonment by the Nazis during WWII and her persecution by the Communists in the 1950s -- a classic account of life under totalitarianism.

The Lost Executioner

Autor: Nic Dunlop
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802718248
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In Cambodia, between 1975 and 1979, some two million people died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Twenty years later, not one member had been held accountable for the genocide. Haunted by an image of one of them, Comrade Duch, photographer Nic Dunlop set out to bring him to life, and thereby to account. "I needed to understand how a movement that laid claim to a vision of a better world could instead produce a revolution of unparalleled ferocity; how a seemingly ordinary man from one of the poorer parts of Cambodia could turn into one of the worst mass murderers of the twentieth century:" Weaving seamlessly between past and present, Dunlop unfolds the history of Cambodia as a lens through which to understand its tragic last forty years. He makes clear how much responsibility the United States must share, through failed political alliances and the illegal bombing of Cambodia, for the bloodshed that followed. Guided by witnesses, Dunlop teases out the details of Duch's transformation from sensitive schoolchild and dedicated teacher to the revolutionary killer who later slipped quietly back into village life. From the temples of Angkor to the prisons of Pol Pot's regime, to his unexpected meeting with Duch himself, Dunlop's special vision as a photographer enlarges our own. The Lost Executioner is a blend of history and testimony-and a reminder that, whether in the killing fields of Cambodia or the deserts of Darfur, if we turn our backs on genocide, we must bear a collective guilt.

The Missing Year Of Juan Salvatierra

Autor: Pedro Mairal
Publisher: New Vessel Press
ISBN: 1939931061
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The New Republic Best Books of 2013 and World Literature Today Best Books of 2013. "A simple mystery constructed very cleverly ... an atmospheric and understated book with vivid settings and characters, a true delight to read."–10 Best Books Shorter than 150 Pages, Publishers Weekly "Mairal's quickening prose moves from the ordinary to the opulent . . . without skipping a beat."—Jed Perl, The New Republic "Mairal isn't your old college literature professor's idea of an Argentine novelist."—Los Angeles Times "Affirms Pedro Mairal's stature as one of the most significant Argentine writers working today."—David Leavitt, author of The Two Hotel Francforts At age nine, Juan Salvatierra became mute following a horse riding accident. At twenty, he began secretly painting a series of long rolls of canvas, minutely detailing six decades of life in his village on Argentina's river frontier with Uruguay. After the death of Salvatierra, his sons return to the village from Buenos Aires to deal with their inheritance: a shed packed with canvases stretching over two miles in length, depicting personal and communal history. Museum curators come calling to acquire this strange, gargantuan artwork but an essential one of its rolls is missing. A search that illuminates the links between art and life ensues, as an intrigue of family secrets buried in the past cast their shadows on the present. Pedro Mairal, born in Buenos Aires in 1970, is one of the most exciting Argentine novelists of his generation. In 2007 he was included in the Bogotá 39, which named the best Latin American authors.

Arise And Build Protecting Your Faith By Guarding Your Heart

Autor: Ryan Davidson
Publisher: Essence Publishing (Canada)
ISBN: 9781460005743
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What would you say if I told you there's a treasure map hidden inside the book of Nehemiah that has the power to change your life forever? Buried beneath the rubble of the walls of Jerusalem are ten gates that will lead you to a treasure far greater than silver, or gold. Arise and Build is a step by step foundational teaching that uses the gates of Jerusalem as a blueprint for believers to understand the necessity of laying a solid biblical foundation in their lives and opening their eyes to common areas of attack that are often overlooked. Ryan Davidson is a licensed minister under the Independent Assemblies of Canada and serves as a teacher and youth coordinator at Leamington Christian Centre in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with a wonderful wife and their precious children, his desire is to see the Body of Christ spiritually equipped and firmly grounded in the Word of God in order to be a light to those around them for Jesus.

River Of Time

Autor: Jon Swain
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407072803
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Between 1970 and 1975 Jon Swain, the English journalist portrayed in David Puttnam's film, The Killing Fields, lived in the lands of the Mekong river. This is his account of those years, and the way in which the tumultuous events affected his perceptions of life and death as Europe never could. He also describes the beauty of the Mekong landscape - the villages along its banks, surrounded by mangoes, bananas and coconuts, and the exquisite women, the odours of opium, and the region's other face - that of violence and corruption.