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Writer Heals the Past With Memoir

Ly Sambo, a survivior of the Khmer Rouge atrocities and a former refugee, is the author of a memior titled “All I Heard Was My Sorrow.” In it, she wrote about her escape from the Khmer Rouge genocide, and her work as an interpreter for World Vision in Khao I-Dang refugee camp before immigrating to America. “All I Heard Was My Sorrow” helps Sambo in her journey to heal herself from a painful past through gratitude.
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Ly Sambo as a young teenage girl in Khao I-Dang refugee camp along Cambodian and Thai border in early 1980s. (Courtesy Photo)
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Ly Sambo as a young teenage girl in Khao I-Dang refugee camp along Cambodian and Thai border in early 1980s. (Courtesy Photo)

Ly Sambo worked as an interpreter for World Vision in Khao I-Dang refugee camp along Cambodian and Thai border in early 1980s. (Courtesy Photo)
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Ly Sambo worked as an interpreter for World Vision in Khao I-Dang refugee camp along Cambodian and Thai border in early 1980s. (Courtesy Photo)

Ly Sambo took a group picture with other kids in Khao I-Dang refugee camp in early 1980s. (Courtesy Photo)
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Ly Sambo took a group picture with other kids in Khao I-Dang refugee camp in early 1980s. (Courtesy Photo)

Ly Sambo at an opening exhibition displaying at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland, California. (Courtesy Photo)
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Ly Sambo at an opening exhibition displaying at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland, California. (Courtesy Photo)

Ly Sambo with her mother at the book display in Oakland city where she presented her memoir titled “All I Heard Was My Sorrow.” (Courtesy Photo)
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Ly Sambo with her mother at the book display in Oakland city where she presented her memoir titled “All I Heard Was My Sorrow.” (Courtesy Photo)

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