Without You, There Is No Us My secret life teaching the sons of North Korea s elite

Without You, There Is No Us My secret life teaching the sons of North Korea s elite (Paperback)

By Suki Kim 
Publisher: Rider
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1846044839
EAN: 9781846044830
No. of Pages: 304
Publish Date: 2015-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them to write, all under the watchful eye of the regime.

Life at the university is lonely and claustrophobic. Her letters are read by censors and she must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but also from her colleagues, evangelical Christian missionaries, whose faith she does not share.

As the weeks pass she discovers how easily her students lie, and how total is their obedience to Kim Jong-il. She also, bravely, hints at the existence of a world beyond their own: the internet, free travel, democracy, and other ideas forbidden in a country where torture and execution are commonplace. Yet her pupils are also full of boyish enthusiasm, with flashes of curiosity not yet extinguished.

Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life inside the world's most inscrutable country.

About the Author

Suki Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, and has travelled in North Korea as a journalist since 2002. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's and the New York Review of Books. She is the author of the award-winning novel, The Interpreter, and the recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships.

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Title: Without You, There Is No Us My secret life teaching the sons of North Korea s elite
Publisher: Rider
Author: Suki Kim
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1846044839
EAN: 9781846044830
No. of Pages: 304
Publish Date: 2015-1-1
Binding: Paperback

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