I Little Slave: A Prison Memoir from Communist Laos
Raised in the hierarchical society of traditional Laos, Bounsang Khamkeo earned his doctorate in political science in France and returned home in 1973 to a country in political chaos in the wake of the Vietnam War. He worked for the government until 1981 before being imprisoned by the communist Pathet Lao government after running afoul of a politically ambitious boss. I Little Slave is the account of his seven-year struggle in prison to stay alive and keep sane in spite of harsh physical privation and endless psychological abuse. Khamkeo's story is a moving and important one at a time when political oppression and crimes against human rights are on the rise throughout the world.
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Review: I Little Slave: A Prison Memoir from Communist LaosUser Review - Goodreads
This book I read because my husband read it. It does have a significant meaning to me. This book is about this one author's life as a prisoner of war. My father too was a prisoner after the Vietnam ...
Review: I Little Slave: A Prison Memoir from Communist LaosUser Review - Meaghan - Goodreads
A word of caution: this book begins very slowly. Khamkeo goes on for pages and pages about the political situation in Laos. I understand the need to create context for his story, but I think he went a ... Read full review
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