The Accusation (Ebook)

Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea

Bandi

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Searing fiction smuggled out of North Korea - the English PEN Translates Award winner, now in paperback

'Dear President Trump ... As you are interested in North Korea, you will surely be interested in this book' Margaret Atwood on The Accusation

Smuggled 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

Publication date: 02/03/2017

£6.99

ISBN: 9781782833123

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Translator: Deborah Smith

The Accusation (Paperback)

Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea

Bandi

Spare, direct, unflinching and bitterly angry ... Bandi's characters struggle to live with love, humour and humanity while conforming to the demands of the regime, but are undone by the impossibility of the proposition, by the routine injustice, corruption and cruelties endemic in the system

Searing fiction smuggled out of North Korea - the English PEN Translates Award winner, now in paperback

Publication date: 04/01/2018

£8.99

ISBN: 9781781257555

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Translator: Deborah Smith

Bandi

Bandi

Bandi is the Korean word for firefly. It is the pseudonym of an anonymous dissident writer still living in North Korea.