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    DescriptionKang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations. Kang eventually escaped to South Korea via China to give testimony to the hardships and atrocities that constitute the lives of the thousands of people still detained in the gulags today. Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this story of one young man's personal suffering finally gives eye-witness proof to this neglected chapter of modern history.


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    Title
    Aquariums of Pyongyang
    Subtitle
    Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kang Chol-Hwan, By (author) Pierre Rigoulot, Translated by Yair Reiner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 202 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843544999
    ISBN 10: 1843544997
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBJF, JPVR
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010, HIS037070, BIO010000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPKN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS023000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPKN
    DC22: 951.93043092
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    09 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kwang Chol-Hwan lives and works in Seoul, South Korea, where he is a staff writer for the daily newspaper Chosun Ilbo. Pierre Rigoulot has been published in twenty-eight languages.
    Review quote
    "'One of the most terrifying memoirs I have ever read. As the first such account to emerge from North Korea, it is destined to become a classic.' Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking 'I beseech you to read this account' Christopher Hitchens"