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  • ACCUSATION : Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea

    ACCUSATION : Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
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    ISBN: 9781781258712
    Title: ACCUSATION : Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
    Author: SMITH DEBORAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A remarkable literary discovery and a searing indictment of political repression.

    In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking window on this most secretive of countries.

    Bandi's profound, deeply moving, vividly characterised stories tell of ordinary men and women facing the terrible absurdity of daily life in North Korea: a factory supervisor caught between loyalty to an old friend and loyalty to the Party; a woman struggling to feed her husband through the great famine; the staunch Party man whose actor son reveals to him the absurd theatre of their reality; the mother raising her child in a world where the all-pervasive propaganda is the very stuff of childhood nightmare.

    The Accusation is a heartbreaking portrayal of the realities of life in North Korea. It is also a reminder that humanity can sustain hope even in the most desperate of circumstances - and that the courage of free thought has a power far beyond those who seek to suppress it.

    Imprint: SERPENTS TAIL
    RRP: $27.99

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