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The Accusation

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking window on this most secretive of countries.

Bandi's profound, deeply moving, vividly characterised stories tell of ordinary men and women facing the terrible absurdity of daily life in North Korea: a factory supervisor caught between loyalty to an old friend and loyalty to the Party; 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; the mother raising her child in a world where the all-pervasive propaganda is the very stuff of childhood nightmare.

The Accusation is a heartbreaking portrayal of the realities of 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 seek to suppress it.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
Author(s): Bandi
ISBN: 0-8021-2620-0 / 978-0-8021-2620-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea
Author(s): Bandi
ISBN: 1-78125-754-X / 978-1-78125-754-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

March 2017 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Accusation
Author(s): Bandi
ISBN: 1-4870-0271-8 / 978-1-4870-0271-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
Author(s): Bandi
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   

March 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Accusation
Author(s): Bandi
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea
Author(s): Bandi
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


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