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About Var Hong Ashe

Var Hong Ashe was born in Cambodia where she worked as an English teacher. She escaped Cambodia at the end of the Khmer Rouge period (1975-79), and has lived in England since 1979. She is the author of From Phnom Penh to Paradise (Hodder & Stoughton, 1988), and runs a website on Khmer food culture, Amok Cuisine 

Articles by Var Hong Ashe

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Cambodia: surviving the Khmer Rouge

On 17 April 1975, the Khmer Rouge began a terrible political experiment in Cambodia. It was to last for four years. Var Hong Ashe tells the epic story of how she survived it.

(This article was first published on 15 April 2005)   

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