Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is a gripping and eye-opening book by journalist Barbara Demick, who interviewed over 100 defectors from the secretive and oppressive regime. The book focuses on the stories of six ordinary people from the city of Chongjin, who endured the hardships of famine, political repression, and social isolation, while also experiencing love, family, and dreams. Demick vividly portrays the realities of life under the Kim dynasty, as well as the courage and resilience of those who escaped. Nothing to Envy is a powerful and moving account of a country that is often misunderstood and misrepresented by the outside world.

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