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Cambodian Grrrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh
     

Cambodian Grrrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh

by Anne Elizabeth Moore
 

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In Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, writer and independent publisher Anne Elizabeth Moore brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge. Following the publication of her critically

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In Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, writer and independent publisher Anne Elizabeth Moore brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge. Following the publication of her critically acclaimed book Unmarketable and the demise of the magazine she co-published, Punk Planet, and armed with the knowledge that the second generation of genocide survivors in Cambodia had little knowledge of their country’s brutal history, Moore disembarked to Southeast Asia hoping to teach young women how to make zines. What she learned instead were brutal truths about women’s rights, the politics of corruption, the failures of democracy, the mechanism of globalization, and a profound emotional connection that can only be called love. Moore’s fascinating story from the cusp of the global economic meltdown is a look at her time with the first all-women’s dormitory in the history of the country, just kilometers away from the notorious Killing Fields. Her tale is a noble one, as heartbreaking as it is hilarious; staunchly ethical yet conflicted and human.

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"The activities in the book act as a form of art therapy: liberation through creative expression. Cambodian Grrrl acts as part diary, part undercover investigation, exploring the lives of both the women in Cambodia but also representation of western women in Asia." —Sophie Coombs, pearrls.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934620892
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Cambodia Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of several books including Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable. Her writing has been published in Feministing, In These Times, the Onion, and the Stranger, among others. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured on NPR’s Worldview. She lives in Chicago.

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