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

The Aquariums of Pyongyang by Kang Chol-Hwan is a harrowing memoir of the author’s ten years in a North Korean prison camp. Kang was only nine years old when he and his family were arrested and sent to Yodok, where they faced starvation, torture, and executions. Kang reveals the brutal reality of life under a totalitarian regime, as well as the courage and resilience of the human spirit. The book is a powerful testimony of the atrocities committed by the North Korean government, and a call for action and awareness on the plight of its people.

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