Friday, November 13, 2009

Author Loung Ung Joins Voluntourism Organization in Cambodia

Pepy tours, an organization that organizes socially responsible “voluntourism” (volunteerism+ tourism) trips has recently announced that author Loung Ung will join an upcoming cross-Cambodia bicycle tour. Ms. Ung is the author of the First They Killed My Father, a book Dith Pran called, “an eloquent and powerful narrative [written] as a young witness to the Khmer Rouge atrocities.”

Mixing a love of her home country with a socially responsible project is a great venue for Ms. Ung. Aside from being an accomplished memoirist, she is a human rights activist and spokesperson for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, where she continually works to raise awareness about issues affecting many Cambodians.

PEPY Tours has posted information about this trip on their website. They are excited to welcome Loung to the team, as she will bring further insight and education to the group about the issues that have shaped Cambodia and the realities in the country today.

To learn more about Loung Ung’s memoir, click here. If you have adopted this book for your class, please order a complimentary desk copy. If you’d like to request an examination copy, please click here.

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