The Accusation

The Accusation

Book - 2017
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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 into this most secretive of countries.

Bandi's profound, deeply moving, vividly characterized 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 theatre that is 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.

Publisher: [Toronto] :, House of Anansi Press Inc.,, 2017
ISBN: 9781487002718
Branch Call Number: BAN
Characteristics: vii, 246 pages ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Deborah 1987-


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Nov 06, 2018

Sad short stories of families living in heartwrenching conditions. Gives you a brief insight of a land that you'd think wouldn't and definitely shouldn't exist in this world (amongst many many others).

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