Books set in North Korea (8)


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Dear Leader : From Trusted Insider to Enemy of the State, My Escape from North Korea by Jang Jin-Sung EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
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SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic. Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dict... continue


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Friend : A Novel from North Korea by Paek Nam-nyong EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
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Paek Nam-nyong's Friend is a tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. This groundbreaking translation of one of North Korea's most popular writers offers English-language readers a page-turner full of psychological tension as well as a revealing portrait of a society that is typically seen as closed to the outside world.

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La acusación by Bandi ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
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"La acusación", un contundente retrato de la vida cotidiana en Corea del Norte. Arrojan un poco de luz sobre lo terrible y absurdo que es vivir bajo una de las dictaduras más herméticas de todos los tiempos.

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
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A girl travels to the Spirit World to break a curse that threatens the lives of her people in this feminist YA retelling of the popular Korean legend "The Tale of Shim Cheong."

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The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee EN

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Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
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An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repressio... continue

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The Tears of My Soul by Hyŏn-hŭi Kim EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
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Kim Hyun Hee was trained by the North Korean Army to be one of the deadliest espionage agents on the face of the Earth. This is the true story of her terrorist acts and her lifelong repentance.

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Your Republic Is Calling You by Kim Young-ha EN

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Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
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This psychological thriller of a North Korean spy living in Seoul is “perhaps the most intriguing and accomplished Korean fiction yet to appear in English” (Kirkus). Foreign film importer Kim Ki-Yong is a family man with a wife and daughter. Living a prosperous life in Seoul, South Korea, he’s an aficionado of Heineken, soccer, and sushi. But he is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years. Then, after more than a decade of silence from the home office, he receives a mysterious email stating that he has one day to return to headquarters. But is the mess... continue