Nothing to Envy
“North Korea is so now! (sorry)
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Despite the challenging content, you’ll devour it in a few days. It rolls out the real life tales of six ordinary North Koreans, and takes you through a 15 year period of their lives ... including a pretty horrific visit into the famine of the nineties. This is a non-fiction book that reads like a dystopic novel. You don’t need to be into politics, you don’t even need to be into history. At its core this is a book about people.
It’s stayed with me for years, and has made the past few months worth of news feel much more personal .”