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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Buried Treasure - a story by Sok Chanphal
You should really take the time to read this free e-version of young Cambodian writer Sok Chanphal's chilling little story 'The Buried Treasure'.
It's in English, and so offers a unique opportunity to look at the kind of style, content and subject being dealt with by contemporary Cambodian writers.
It also happens to be very good.
Chanphal's is one of the most recognisable names in contemporary Cambodian writing. He is a novelist and contributes to magazines as well as blogging and e-publishing, an increasing area of literary exploration in Cambodia. But, perhaps most influentially he is a popular song writer with one of Cambodia's biggest star-making studios, and his songs have entered the popular imagination of contemporary Phnom Penh.
You can read 'The Buried Treasure' here.