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First They Killed My Father

Summary: A chapter-by-chapter summary of "First They Killed My Father" by Luong Ung. The book is a biographical account of Ung's life living under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime of Pol Pot in the 1970s.
First They Killed My Father: Chapter Analysis

Phnom Penh April 1975

Luong Ung introduces her life in Phnom Penh. We learn of her love for the city market and her favorite part of the city being the `cyclo'. As a middle class member of society she is able to experience the city life of bustling markets. She manages to introduce herself and also her parents. She describes her father as being `kind gentle and loving'. Also she describes her mother as being a Chinese slim woman, rich in beauty. In this chapter Luong comes across as a cheeky, cheerful daddy's little girl. She treasures his description of her as "a diamond in the rough", who will one day "shine."

The Ung Family

Luong's family is materialistically and emotionally rich, being fortunate enough to live in an apartment, own scarce possessions and the luxury of a maid. She talks highly...

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