Recalling a Khmu childhood in Laos
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
This book was made possible with support from Rory O'Callaghan of Ireland. Thank you!
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