Khang Ying is the latest book that got 1st place of Chommanard Book Prize in September 2016. The writer, Thanadda Sawangduean, who won the 1st place of Chommanard Book Prize three years ago, received the award again this year for the seventh book in her life and that could guarantee that her writing talent is undeniable.
The story presents the writer’s experience in jail for three years even though she had never done anything wrong. It reveals the story of the lives of women behind bars in a female prison. Their punishment is that they loose their freedom and their rights, they live in poor living conditions, losing their human dignity.
As the prison has very strict regulations, how can you live in this harsh conditions for a long time and still be able to maintain good attitude towards life? Many people may think that the closest thing to hell on earth is prison and it’s the worst experice one should have ever had in life. But for the author, there’s always room for friendship, warmness and happiness. Her life teaches us how to live life to the fullest, stay positive around negativity, and be patient until the day her freedom returned.