The harrowing memoir of life inside North KoreaAmid escalating nuclear tensions, Kim Jong-un and North Korea's other leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party state, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education."Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to th...
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Basic Books; unknown edition (August 24, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 176908
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With this book the tally of books about North Korea I've read must be nearing a dozen and I have many more in my TBR stack. What keeps me reading is the near disbelief that a country in the 21st century can be so paranoid beyond belief and that the ...
cumenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. Sent to the notorious labor camp Yodok when he was nine years old, Kang for ten years observed frequent public executions and endured forced labor and near-starvation rations. In 1992, he escaped to South Korea, where he found God and now advocates for human rights in North Korea.This record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to the abuses perpetrated by the North Korean regime.