‘The story I wish to tell is [my mother’s],’ wrote Duras in the 1940s, ‘that astonishing mystery, never fathomed …’
Years after reading Orwell’s 1984, I came across a Winston Smith, a clerk who erased ‘unpersons.’
‘Lived Buddhism’ is radically different from the textual tradition and Buddhism of popular imagination.
Decades after Vietnam, Wayne Matthysse discovered the reason he was still alive – a temple community for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Annamite Mountains are a wilderness – peoples, plants and animals found nowhere else.
Two new Cambodian films, The Last Reel and A Tomb for Khun Srun, for all their differences, share striking parallels.
The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver is a huge step forward for Beijing-based Hong Kong novelist Chan Koonchung.
Historian Niall Ferguson’s biography of Henry Kissinger was long in the making; the result is a study in grey.
Gregor Muller employs a French adventurer to portray early colonists and French administrators confronting the realities of Cambodia.
Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North devotes 125 pages to a single day of building a line that cost as many as 100,000 lives.