Memory Manifesto : A Walking Meditation through Cambodia by Christopher G. Moore

ISBN 978-616-7503-35-6
Paperback 5″ – 7 3/4″
2017, 255 pages

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Memory Manifesto’s 35 short chapters reveal Christopher G. Moore’s personal map of the Cambodia labyrinth. Moore worked as journalist, novelist, and essayist which took him through T-3 prison, Khmer Rouge minefields, border refugee camps in the company of activists, artists, film makers, musicians, writers and unsavory characters. The overall effect is a powerful vision of one writer’s memory shaped by the forces of myth-making, illusions, history and imagination.


“An extraordinary undertaking, melding memoir, science and portraiture in an entirely unprecedented form of assemblage… In “chasing after the memory of the ghosts of Cambodia”, Christopher Moore has written a memoir for each of us. And he’s done all the heavy lifting on our behalf.”
—Paul Dorsey, The Nation

“Fascinating! Christopher Moore shows us that, contrary to accepted belief, we are more likely to discover who we are through probing our imaginations, than relying on our selective and often vanishing memories.”
—Roland Joffé, director of Oscar winning The Killing Fields

“Christopher Moore has mined two decades of experience and observation in Cambodia to present an examination of the nature of memory, of the choices we make and the tricks our imagination plays to create what he calls ‘an imaginary reconstruction’ of the past… A very interesting and creative book.”
—Seth Mydans, long-time Southeast Asia correspondent, The New York Times

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