The Red Years: Forbidden Poems from Inside North Korea (Paperback)

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By Bandi, Heinz Insu Fenkl (Translated by)
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Though North Korea holds the attention of the world, it is still rare for us to hear North Korean voices, beyond those few who have escaped. Known only by his pen name, the poet and author Bandi stands as one of the most distinctive and original dissident writers to emerge from the country, and his work is all the more striking for the fact that he continues to reside in North Korea, writing in secret, with his work smuggled out of the country by supporters and relatives.

The Red Years represents the first collection of Bandi’s poetry to be made available in English. As he did in his first work The Accusation, Bandi here gives us a rare glimpse into everyday life and survival in North Korea. Singularly poignant and evocative, The Red Years stands as a testament to the power of the human spirit to endure and resist even the most repressive of regimes.

About the Author

Bandi (a pseudonym meaning “firefly”) is an author and poet living in North Korea. Heinz Insu Fenkl is an author, editor, translator, and folklorist.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786996602
ISBN-10: 178699660X
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2019
Pages: 208