From the early days of the Khmer Rouge's rule in 1975 through the suspended time of the regime's brutal "reorganization plan" carried out in the killing fields, poet U Sam Oeur traveled between six different concentration camps. Midwives murdered his twin daughters minutes after their birth. Yet this former captain in the American-backed government of General Lon Nol believes that it was only the intervention of "spirit sisters," or guardian angels, that shepherded him past seven dates with executioners. In 1978, U was en route to Phnom Chi where prisoners' bodies were converted to fertilizer when the Vietnamese Army invaded Cambodia, deposing Pol Pot... More >>>