Translation: Sovannary Stehly
The torments and laughter of four women today, between France and Cambodia.
The torments and laughter of four women of today, between France and Cambodia, in a play in two versions (Khmer and French, facing each other). In the play Cambodia, me voici !, four women of different generations meet at the consulate of Cambodia in Paris. They oppose, tear each other apart, but also have fun with their experiences of integration, the relationship to their homeland and their adopted country. This bilingual book Cambodia, me voici ! presents the two versions in vis-à-vis. It will interest the learners of Khmer but also the lovers of Cambodia and more generally the readers in search of contemporary writings expressing this universal feeling of divergence between two cultures.
Jean-Baptiste Phou, born January 24, 1981, is a French-Cambodian actor, singer, author and director. He has participated in musicals and acted in films in France, Cambodia and the United States. For the theater, he wrote and directed his first play Cambodia, Here I am, then adapted and performed The Anarchist from Soth Polin's novel.