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The Accusation

“Some days it seems life is just a never-ending obstacle course,” we are told in the title story of Bandi’s The Accusation (translated by Deborah Smith), a sentiment that we might all share at times, but here in reference to a society little known outside its own borders, that of North Korea. 698 more words

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Reading the World: 'The Accusation' by Bandi ****

When I began my Reading the World Project, I didn’t suppose for a second that I would be able to include anything from North Korea.  Lo and behold, … 469 more words

The Accusation by Bandi translated by Deborah Smith

Hidden behind the curtain…

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This is a collection of seven short stories written between 1989 and 1995 under the regimes of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in North Korea. 744 more words

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'The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea' by Bandi

As readers of this blog will know, I’m a huge fan of translated literature, especially when it gives me an insight into a new country or culture.   593 more words

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To Be Read Tuesday

I had a really busy February, and missed out on telling you about a bunch of great books–but it’s March now and life has slowed down a bit. 381 more words

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The Accusation by Bandi

Translated from the Korean by last year’s Man Booker International Prize winner Deborah Smith ‘The Accusation’ by Bandi is a collection of seven short stories by a pseudonymous author who reportedly still lives in North Korea and works as an official writer for the government. 432 more words

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TBR Thursday 109...

Episode 109…

It’s inexplicable!! Despite the phenomenal and unprecedented amount of willpower I’ve gone through this week, somehow my TBR seems to have gone up 3… to 197!! 834 more words

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