In 2008, North Korea celebrates its 60th anniversary, and authors Magnus Bartas and Fredrik Ekman take a bizarre, heavily guided tour to the world's most isolated country. Bartas and Ekman weave together these three stories to create a mosaic of North Korea, past and present: from the Japanese occupation to the demarcation of the border at the 38th parallel and the Korean War, the development of North Korean Juche ideology, the establishment of the Kim dynasty's cult of personality, and the aggressive manufacturing of political propaganda, which motivated the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous film couple.
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
"A clear and troubling picture of a country forced to embrace madness." - Kirkus
"Both a gruesome and humorous tale of freedom and oppression." -Svenska Dagbladet
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