First They Killed My Father, by Loung Ung

Author Loung Ung


The OCU Reads program, which has become a highlight of new student orientation, requires all incoming first-year students to read a common book before arriving on campus for fall classes and to participate in discussion groups and attend a talk given by the author. 

This year’s selection is First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung. This eyewitness account by a survivor of the Killing Fields of Cambodia has generated much discussion in community-wide and academic reading programs. An outstanding speaker, Loung promises in her book and presentation to offer us, in the words of one reviewer, moving memories "that those who have suffered cannot afford to forget and those who have been spared cannot afford to ignore.

OCUReads 2006 Selection,

Book Information

First They Killed My Father: a daughter of Cambodia remembers
by Loung Ung
Available at the OCU bookstore
Publisher (paper back edition) Perennial, 2001.

Here is a link to Loung’s home page: