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REVIEW: THE ACCUSATION, BY BANDI (2014/TRANSL. BY DEBORAH SMITH, 2017)

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

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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

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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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