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The Hijab of Cambodia: Memories of Cham Muslim Women after the Khmer Rouge Farina So

The Hijab of Cambodia: Memories of Cham Muslim Women after the Khmer Rouge

Farina So

Published 2011
ISBN : 9789995060206
127 pages
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This book examines Cham Muslim womens experiences under the Khmer Rouge regime through the complexities of memory and narrative and uncovers compelling stories of survival and resistance. Khmer Rouge genocidal policies ruptured ethnic and religiousMoreThis book examines Cham Muslim womens experiences under the Khmer Rouge regime through the complexities of memory and narrative and uncovers compelling stories of survival and resistance. Khmer Rouge genocidal policies ruptured ethnic and religious identities and resulted in the disproportionate death of the Cham group. Guided by their desire to preserve their families and their cultural identity, Cham women sometimes complied with Khmer Rouge policies, and sometimes secretly resisted. Their recollection of this era and lost family members contributes to the preservation of the Cham identity for future generations, as well as the collective memories of all Cambodians.