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The Resource The Accusation

The Accusation

Label
The Accusation
Title
The Accusation
Statement of responsibility
Bandi ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Dear President Trump ... As you are interested in North Korea, you will surely be interested in this book' Margaret Atwood on The AccusationSmuggled out of North Korea and now an international sensation, The Accusation is the work of an anonymous dissident known to us only by the pseudonym 'Bandi'. Bandi's profound, vividly characterised stories tell of life under the totalitarian regimes of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.The Accusation depicts ordinary men and women facing the horrors of life in a police state: a factory supervisor caught between loyalty to an old friend and loyalty to the regime; a woman struggling to feed her husband through the great famine; the staunch Party man whose actor son reveals to him the absurd theatre of their reality; a mother raising her child in a world where the all-pervasive propaganda is the stuff of nightmare.The Accusation is a heartbreaking portrayal of everyday life in North Korea. It is also a reminder that humanity can sustain hope even in the most desperate of circumstances - and that the courage of free thought has a power far beyond those who seek to suppress it.'A historical first, the only samizdat writing to have come out of North Korea. The Accusation succeeds in the rare feat of conveying something of what it feels like to be a citizen of the cruellest, most repressive country in the world' The Times
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Summary
A work of dissident fiction from North Korea, written by an anonymous author and smuggled out of the country, depicts a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime as it impacts a diverse range of people, from a disillusioned war hero to a family man who travels without a permit to visit his critically ill mother
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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10554455
Cataloging source
BT
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1950-
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  • Bandi
  • Smith, Deborah
Dewey number
895.735
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1987-
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Smith, Deborah
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
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forbidden stories from inside North Korea
Label
The Accusation
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:843a2d3f-ae23-45fa-b042-3b24c957988f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782833123
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Accusation
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:843a2d3f-ae23-45fa-b042-3b24c957988f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782833123
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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