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The Resource The dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery, Vannak Anan Prum ; as told to Ben & Jocelyn Pederick ; and translated by Lim Sophorn ; foreword, Anne Elizabeth Moore ; introduction, Minky Worden ; afterword, Kevin Bales

The dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery, Vannak Anan Prum ; as told to Ben & Jocelyn Pederick ; and translated by Lim Sophorn ; foreword, Anne Elizabeth Moore ; introduction, Minky Worden ; afterword, Kevin Bales

Label
The dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery
Title
The dead eye and the deep blue sea
Title remainder
a graphic memoir of modern slavery
Statement of responsibility
Vannak Anan Prum ; as told to Ben & Jocelyn Pederick ; and translated by Lim Sophorn ; foreword, Anne Elizabeth Moore ; introduction, Minky Worden ; afterword, Kevin Bales
Title variation
Graphic memoir of modern slavery
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • khm
  • eng
Summary
"Too poor to pay his pregnant wife's hospital bill, Vannak Anan Prum left his village in Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Men who appeared to be employers on a fishing vessel promised to return him home after a few months at sea, but instead Vannak was hostage on the vessel for four years of hard labor. Amid violence and cruelty, including frequent beheadings, Vannak survived in large part by honing his ability to tattoo his shipmates--a skill he possessed despite never having been trained in art or having had access to art supplies while growing up. As a means of escape, Vannak and a friend jumped into the water and, hugging empty fish-sauce containers because they could not swim, reached Malaysia in the dark of night. At the harbor, they were taken into a police station ... then sold by their rescuers to work on a plantation. Vannak was kept as a laborer for over a year before an NGO could secure his return to Cambodia. After five years away, Vannak was finally reunited with his family. Vannak documented his ordeal in raw, colorful, detailed illustrations, first created because he believed that without them no one would believe his story. Indeed, very little is known about what happens to the men and boys who end up working on fishing boats in Asia, and these images are some of the first records. In regional Cambodia, many families still wait for men who have disappeared across the Thai border, and out to sea. The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea is a testament to the lives of these many fishermen who are trapped on boats in the Indian Ocean"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vannak, Prum
Dewey number
  • 331.76392092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8039.F66
LC item number
C35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pederick, Ben
  • Pederick, Jocelyn
  • Sophorn, Lim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vannak, Prum
  • Fishers
  • Fisheries
  • Tattoo artists
  • Plantation workers
  • Slaves
  • Slave labor
  • Slave labor
  • Human trafficking
  • Human trafficking
Target audience
adult
Label
The dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery, Vannak Anan Prum ; as told to Ben & Jocelyn Pederick ; and translated by Lim Sophorn ; foreword, Anne Elizabeth Moore ; introduction, Minky Worden ; afterword, Kevin Bales
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
16 x 20 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
xviii, 235 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781609806026
Lccn
2014040483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1895645
  • 779030
Label
The dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery, Vannak Anan Prum ; as told to Ben & Jocelyn Pederick ; and translated by Lim Sophorn ; foreword, Anne Elizabeth Moore ; introduction, Minky Worden ; afterword, Kevin Bales
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
16 x 20 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
xviii, 235 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781609806026
Lccn
2014040483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1895645
  • 779030

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