Fire in the Straw! book cover

Fire in the Straw!

The Khmu are one of 49 ethnic groups in Laos, traditionally living on mountainsides. Siphone was born in a rural Khmu village in 1988. Here, he offers a rare inside look at traditional Khmu life of the late 20th and early 21st centuries: Growing food, entering school, trapping field mice as a snack, his first bicycle, the death of a friend, and moving to the city so he could attend university.

by Siphone Sengvandy, illustrated by Somphone Souvanthone
First published in 2019 :: Lao and English :: 128 pages :: Paperback :: A5

This book was made possible with support from Rory O'Callaghan of Ireland. Thank you!

Samples pages from our book: Fire in the Straw!


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