Stranger than fiction: How a forbidden book was smuggled out of North Korea
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The harrowing story of how the work of a dissident writer made it out of North Korea.

The author is known simply as ‘Bandi’, a pen name meaning ‘firefly’.

The South Korean activist who helped smuggle it out, Do Hee-youn, tells CNN: “It doesn’t deal with political prison camps, or public executions, human rights issues. It shows normal life of North Korea citizens and it is very frightening. This book shows that they live like slaves.”

Originally published in Korean in May 2014, The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea was published in English last month by Grove Press.

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