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The Winter Sun

Bandi (Deborah Smith trans.), The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea, London: Serpent’s Tail, 2017

Reviewed by Glen Jennings

When my daughter was two years old, she enjoyed going to the public library with me and playing on the ‘poota’. 1,386 more words


North Korea; haunting stories that will make you realise your life is pretty damn good

For today’s post, I thought I would venture away from the usual beauty posts, and share with you some of the books I’ve enjoyed recently. 489 more words

Thursday & The Accusation

When I rounded up some of my recommendations for books about North Korea I mentioned The accusation by Bandi because I had heard great things from people whose opinion I trust, but now that I have actually read it I can verify my statement. 258 more words


[Book Review] The Accusation by Bandi

Title: The Accusation
Author: Bandi
Genre: Fiction, short stories, political

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: 740 more words



How do you review a book like Bandi’s The Accusation? People literally risked their lives to smuggle it out of North Korea, concealing it between works by King Sung-Il, the current dictator’s grandfather, who was himself the country’s dictator between 1948 and his death in 1994. 994 more words

Fiction In Translation

The Accusation, book review

Some time back I read about the challenge to read a book from every country in the world, and it was with that in mind that I started reading The Accusation:  Forbidden stories from inside North Korea, by Bandi. 206 more words

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