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The Accusation : Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea (Paperback, 2018)

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&39;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&39;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 seek to suppress it

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