Category Korean Literature and Book Reviews

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North Korean Book Review – Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

North Korea. Just saying the words conjures up images of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un overseeing some arbitrary task or standing stoned faced as millions upon millions of his subjects cheer in admiration. North Korea is as close to the Orwell’s 1984 as you can get in the 21st century. […]