May-lee Chai on Dragon Chica

May-lee Chai“I made a promise to a Cambodian woman who was very kind to me when I was 15 years old that I would tell the story that she told me of how her children died. They died as she tried to escape the Khmer Rouge by walking through a minefield. As a 15-year-old, I couldn’t tell that story yet. I didn’t have a way. However, that story does make it into this novel, so I feel I’ve finally fulfilled the promise.”

May-lee Chai recently spoke with the Cambodian Alliance for the Arts about her novel DRAGON CHICA. Click here to read the interview.


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