Posts tagged with ‘North Korea’

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Full title: Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea. I’ve had this book since February and was finally spurred to pick it out of the pile by the death of Kim Jong-il. It’s based on interviews with refugees from North Korea which were conducted over several years by Barbara Demick, an American journalist. She […]

This is Paradise! by Hyok Kang

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 surprised I could only find two actually […]

The Sun on the North Korean nuclear test

The Sun may be an awful sexist homophobic reactionary rag, but it has its moments. Today’s front cover: a photo of the Kim Jong-il puppet from Team America:World Police, with the headline ‘HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?’