This Is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
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|Book||This Is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood|
|Author||Hyok Kang, Shaun Whiteside, Philippe Grangereau|
|Publisher||LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP|
|Number of Pages||204|
|Dimensions||7.7 x 5 x 0.6 inches|
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Despite a far from low number of North Korean refugees currently living in South Korea (or other places where they can reveal their identity without worrying about being repatriated), I've only been able to find two autobiographies of such refugees, and this was one of them.Overall, it gave me ex...
Or to give it its full, bookshop-friendly title: This is Paradise! My North Korean Childhood, written by Hyok Kang with the French journalist Philippe Grangereau, and translated by Shaun Whiteside.When I was looking for books from North Korea for the Read The World challenge, I was quite surprise...
Rating: 4.5 starsThis was the selection for our second book group meeting, which is now called The Granite Literary Society (because Aberdeen is made of granite and because I was so amused by the horrible punny subtitle my friend came up with--"where we don't take books for granite!").Before read...
Clearly life in North Korea is terrible beyond imagination. This book attempts to give us a personal account of the realities of living under the North Korean regime, and I guess it accomplishes its task well, but as book, it just didn't do it for me. I found the translation to be annoying and so...
So if Escape From Camp 14 portrayed life in a North Korean gulag; This is Paradise portrays the childhood of a "free" North Korean (is anyone in that country really free) during the famine years of the 1990s. The things that haunt you the most aren't the graphic descriptions of what happens to th...
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