Book Club (BC): The rent collector by Camron Wright
When: Fri 10 Feb 2017 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Point: Near Hannam station (#K113)

Registration starts: January 14
Registration ends: February 8

Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not really working. Just when things seem most bleak, Sang Ly learns a secret about the hated, ill-tempered woman, the “the rent collector”-she can read! Reluctantly she agrees to teach Sang Ly and does so with the sameharshness she applied to her collection duties until they both learn how literacyhas the power to instill hope and transcend circumstance.Based on a true story, set in the abject poverty of Cambodia against the backdrop of political oppression and the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.

Registered participants will be advised of the exact location before the event.

Participants: Minimum 5 – maximum 15
Cost: SIWA Members: Free

Coordinator: Ariane Amiot,  bookclub@siwapage.com

SIWA Book Club is FREE and exclusive for SIWA Members !

The Club will meet every second Friday of the month in Hannamdong.

Upcoming Book Club dates and books:

March 10, 2017 – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
April 14, 2017 – H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
May 12, 2017 – The Interpreter by Kim, Suki
June 9, 2017 – The orphan train by Christina Baker Kline
July 14, 2017 – Red Sorghum by Mo, Yan
August 11, 2017 – The pearl that broke its shell by Nadia Hashimi
September 8, 2017 – Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Meeting Point
Near Hannam station (#K113)
Exact meeting spot will be communicated to registered participants before the event.
Seoul
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