Short Hair Detention

Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

by Channy Chhi Laux



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/23/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 574
ISBN : 9781480852952
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 574
ISBN : 9781480852945
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 574
ISBN : 9781480852938

About the Book

In April 1975, Channy Chhi Laux was a happy thirteen-year-old girl who was excited to start a new school year. But as news reports announced that the Khmer Rouge was getting closer to taking control of Cambodia, Channy and her family were forced to relocate to Poipet, a border town to Thailand. From that point forward, Channy lived a life dictated by fear.

In a moving narrative, Channy recounts the intimate details of her journey through four devastating years of the Cambodian genocide that killed more than two million of her people. From the first six months of starvation to the agonizing moments when the Khmer Rouge separated her from her parents, Channy details how she found friendship despite dire circumstances, learned to rely on her animal instincts, endured emotional pain, and found the courage to look past her misery and persevere for the sake of her mother. Through it all, Channy reminds all of us that it is possible to survive unforgiving conditions through faith in God, a fierce determination, and unwavering inner strength.

Short Hair Detention shares the true story of a thirteen-year-old girl’s experiences as she struggled to survive the Cambodian genocide.

About the Author

Channy Chhi Laux was just thirteen when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia. In 1979, Channy immigrated to the US as a refugee. Without knowing a word of English, she attended high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, and earned two undergraduate degrees and a master degree. Channy worked as an engineer in the aerospace and biotech industries for thirty years.