Gianluca Costantini

Portrait of the writer Soth Polin

Made for the “Don’t look away” article by Penny Edwards for Mekong Review

L’anarchiste is born of trauma. The first part, a short story from 1960s Cambodia, presents a world on edge and a narrator stretched between two languages and two cultures—his French colonial schooling and his rural Khmer roots—as Cambodia is drawn into the Vietnam War. The second part, written from Paris in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge genocide, is a tale of alienation, and partly autobiographical. Continue

Mekong Review / Cambodia



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