The Immortal Seeds: Life Goes on for a Khmer Family

Biographies & Memoirs

By Sambath Meas

Publisher : Wheatmark

ABOUT Sambath Meas

Sambath Meas
I have a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Chicago. I have just published my first book through Wheatmark called The Immortal Seeds: Life goes on for a Khmer family. I am working on my second and third books.



The Immortal Seeds is about family, love, survival, and unexpected journey.

When I was a little girl, I noticed my family was always on the move. I didn't understand why and my parents didn't explain why. All I knew was that we were fearful, hungry, and constantly vigilant. Not until I became an adult did I realize we were moving to stay alive. We lived in a world ruled by violence and ignorance. We had to move to find food, freedom, democracy, and to protect ourselves from bodily harm. Therefore, I wrote this book to remind myself and the younger generation about our parents' journeys, stepping on land mines and dodging bombs and bullets to find a safe haven for us to grow physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially. Although almost two million Khmers had perished, those of us who survived the dark period of the killing fields and dispersed all over the world are their immortal seeds.

"King Grandfather would like to wish that your memoir The Immortal Seeds will become successful."

-- Norodom Sihanouk

"The Immortal Seeds is a story of war, love, and the unbreakable bonds of family. Touchingly told, Sambath Meas pays homage to her family across the generations, and shares how they helped the Meases to survive the war and thrive in peace."

-- Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child

"The Immortal Seeds exhibits a memoir's emphasis on highly personalized, if not fully contextualized, experiences." 

-- The Phnom Penh Post