An Evening with Vaddey Ratner Author of In The Shadow of the Banyan
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:00pm
Georgetown Building in Qatar, Auditorium Education City, P.O. Box 23689, Doha
Vaddey Ratner was five years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975. After four years, having endured forced labor, starvation, and near execution, she and her mother escaped while many of her family members perished. In 1981, she arrived in the U.S. as a refugee not knowing English and, in 1990, went on to graduate as her
high school class valedictorian. In recent years she traveled and lived in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, writing and researching, which culminated in her debut novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan.
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