Paine digs deep to reveal the sea
TASMANIA, even from the other side of the world, appeared and became a paradise for a survivor of Pol Pot’s killing fields in Cambodia.
Leakena Dixon, now living in northern Tasmania, was about five when Pol Pot’s soldiers came to her village and turned her family’s life upside down.
In her book Surviving the Killing Fields: Pol Pot stole my childhood – Dixon retells her courageous story to Devonport couple Alwyn and Laurie Lewis.
The first- person account of the horrors the Khmer Rouge inflicted upon their own people is beyond belief for most Australians.
Dixon’s gripping account is a stark realisation of how quickly a happy family life can be turned into a nightmare.
TALE OF SURVIVAL: