Tour to start on late Mass. Cambodian monk’s book

In this Nov. 20, 2008 file photo,...
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In this Nov. 20, 2008 file photo, Samkhann Khoeun holds at the Glory Temple, in Lowell, a Khmer language manuscript of poetry by the Buddhist monk Ly Van Aggadipo that features his photo on the cover.
 By Associated Press
Monday, March 29, 2010
LOWELL— Organizers behind the publication of a poetry collection by a late Lowell Cambodian monk are scheduled to launch a nationwide tour promoting the book.
The Light of Cambodian Children and Cambodian Expressions will release the book by Ly Van Aggadipo on Thursday at Middlesex Community College in Lowell.
The book describes the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime through the eyes of Ly Van, who died in January 2008.
Following the Lowell event are stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Minn., and Long Beach, Calif. Tour stops will feature readings and accompanying musical performances by two Cambodian artists.
The book’s editor, Samkhann Khoeun, said the tour will bring the monk’s story to various Cambodian American communities across the country.

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