The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

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Basic Books, Aug 24, 2005 - History - 272 pages
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Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.

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It is really sad that entire family chose willingly to "return" or emigrate to North Korea from Japan only to end up being in a Yudok Prison Camp Read full review

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Please join Seoul Book and Culture Club on Saturday 31st October for a meeting with very special guest Kang Chol-hwan, author of 'The Aquariums of Pyongyang.' Kang is a defector from North Korea. As ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Kang Chol-hwan lives and works in Seoul, where he is a staff writer for Chosun Ilbo, a daily newspaper in South Korea. Pierre Rigoulot is a journalist, historian, and human rights activist living in Paris, France. He is the author of numerous books on the history of political repression and contributed the North Korean chapter to the best-selling The Black Book of Communism (Harvard University Press).

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