First They Killed My Father


Loung Ung

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Uncle Heang Character Analysis

Ma’s oldest brother who lives in the same village as Uncle Leang. He brings a wagon to pick up the Ung family after they have been on the road from Phnom Penh for days. As with Uncle Leang, because he has always lived in the countryside the Khmer Rouge consider him a model citizen.
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Uncle Heang Character Timeline in First They Killed My Father

The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Heang appears in First They Killed My Father. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Seven-Day Walk, April 1975
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The Unbreakable Bonds of Family Theme Icon
...arrived in his village he has been searching for the family. Later Ma’s oldest brother Uncle Heang arrives with a wagon. Both uncles have always lived in the countryside and as such... (full context)