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Aquariums of Pyongyang

Aquariums of Pyongyang

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Published on June 3rd, 2012 @ 03:54:00 pm , using 83 words, 10116 views
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Aquariums of Pyongyang

Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag. Written by:Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot
A Gulag is a concentration camp/forced labor camp. 

Favorite Quote: "His story* - which is equally the story of my family and of all those who leapt so confidently into the maw** of misfortune - mostly demonstrates the force of human illusion and its awesome power to render us utterly blind."  p.24
*Kim Yong-ghil; a Korean opera singer who left Japan for N. Korea
**maw= the jaws or throat of a voracious animal

Main take-away: pending-still reading it

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