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The Accusation

About the E-Books

Author
-
Co-Author
-
Translator
Deborah Smith
Publisher
Profile Books
Published Year
2012
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Short Story
Original Title
고발
Romanization of Original
Gobal
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9781453263549
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Bandi
  • Birth : 1950 ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Bandi
  • Family Name : -
  • Korean Name : 반디
  • ISNI : 000000045956728X
  • Works : 6
About the Original Work
  • 고발
  • Author : Bandi
  • Published Year : 2017
  • English Title : The Accusation
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

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 on this most secretive of countries.

Bandi'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.

Translated Books5 See more

  • Hungarian(Magyar) Book
    Vádirat
    - / 반디 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Short Story
  • German(Deutsch) Book
    DENUNZIATION
    - / 반디 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Short Story
  • English(English) Book
    The Accusation
    - / 반디 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Short Story