In Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phm Penh, writer and independent publisher Anne Elizabeth Moore brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country kwn mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge. Following the publication of her critically acclaimed book Unmarketable and the demise of the magazine she co-published, Punk Planet, and armed with the kwledge that the second generation of gecide survivors in Cambodia had little kwledge of their country s brutal history, Moore disembarked to Southeast Asia hoping to teach young women how to make zines. What she learned instead were brutal truths about women s rights, the politics of corruption, the failures of democracy, the mechanism of globalization, and a profound emotional connection that can only be called love. Moore s fascinating story from the cusp of the global ecomic meltdown is a look at her time with the first all-women s dormitory in the history of the country, just kilometers away from the torious Killing Fields. Her tale is a ble one, as heartbreaking as it is hilarious; staunchly ethical yet conflicted and human.
Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of several books including Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable. Her writing has been published in Feministing, In These Times, the Onion, and the Stranger, among others. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured on NPR s Worldview. She lives in Chicago.