Y-Dang Troeung | Granta

Y-Dang Troeung

Y-Dang Troeung was a researcher, writer and assistant professor of English at the University of British Columbia. She was the author of Refugee Lifeworlds: The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia, and she co-directed the short film Easter Epic and organised the exhibition Remembering Cambodian Border Camps, 40 Years Later at Phnom Penh’s Bophana Center. She died of pancreatic cancer at the age of forty-two. ‘Mute Tree’ is an excerpt from her memoir Landbridge, forthcoming from Allen Lane in the UK and Knopf in Canada.