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Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the ‘hermit kingdom’ and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations. Kang eventually escaped to South Korea via China to give testimony to the hardships and atrocities that constitute the lives of the thousands of people still detained in the gulags today. Part horror story, part …

The Aquariums Of Pyongyang

ISBN 10 : 9780465004713
ISBN 13 : 0465004717

North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and s..

The Aquariums Of Pyongyang

ISBN 10 : 9780857895387
ISBN 13 : 0857895389

A magnificent, harrowing testimony to the voiceless victims of North Korea. Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom'..


ISBN 10 : 9789024571802
ISBN 13 : 9024571804

Heb jij je weleens afgevraagd hoeveel een mensenleven waard is? Die ochtend was mijn broertje niet meer waard dan een zakhorloge. Het is 1941 en de vijftienjarige Lina is toegelate..

Long Road Home

ISBN 10 : 9780231519281
ISBN 13 : 0231519281

Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp& mdash;a singularly despairing form of torture carried out by the secret state. Although it is known that gulags exist..

Under The Loving Care Of The Fatherly Leader

ISBN 10 : 1429906995
ISBN 13 : 9781429906999

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader offers in-depth portraits of North Korea's two ruthless and bizarrely Orwellian leaders, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Lifting North Kor..

In North Korea

ISBN 10 : 9781912022786
ISBN 13 : 1912022788

North Koreans could change the world. Today their country can annihilate South Korea and Japan. By 2020 their aim is to have submarine-launched missiles able to nuke the US mainlan..

The Hidden People Of North Korea

ISBN 10 : 9780742567207
ISBN 13 : 0742567206

This unique book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of life in North Korea today. Drawing on decades of insider knowledge and experience, noted experts Ralph Hassig a..