How did I miss this book when it was published last October? With a title this long, I must've been looking the other way! Rattana Pok's memoir When Slaves Became Masters: A true-life story of a little boy before, during, and after the unfathomable evil of Pol Pot’s regime, is a self-published real-life narrative of his experiences growing up in Cambodia. Pok was born in the southwest of Cambodia, in Kampot province, in 1964. He managed to get to the United States in 1981 and has been an interpreter since 1993, currently working for the US Dept. of State, interpreting for numerous Khmer delegates and dignitaries on tours, conferences and training sessions throughout the US. and abroad. His life story is available through Amazon.
The happy couple: Sarith (left) and Sreyla