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bookThe Monk, the Farmer, the Merchant, the Mother

This book tells the true stories of the lives of four simple country people. Now old, they reflect on the events of their lives and talk about the traditions of Khmer village life.

  • Mey Sampho tells of life in a Buddhist monastery where he acts as deputy to the head monk
  • Chhin Muon describes the techniques of rice farming upon which rural communities depend
  • Nun Chhuon talks of his impoverished childhood and his lifelong struggle to set up a number of successful small business
  • Prom Tun recounts her dedicated and determined quest to train as a mid-wife and to bring safer modern techniques of midwifery to women in rural communities

This is one of the only books which documents, in their own words, the lives of survivors of the Khmer Rouge who stayed in Cambodia. It is also a significant anthropological reflection on Cambodian life over the past six decades. The book is just USD$10 and all profits go directly to FEDA.

Buy this book today!

For customers in Phnom Penh, if you buy more than five copies we will deliver them to you free of charge.

You can also drop in to the Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies in Siem Reap and pick up copies.

Bookshops in the UK

The book is now also available at the following book shops in London, UK:

  • Heywood Hill, 10 Curzon Street, London W1 Tel: 02076290647
  • The Pan Bookshop, 158 Fulham Road, SW10 Tel: 02073734997
  • John Sandoe, 10 Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Tel: 02075899473