October 17, 2019
Surveying “The Red Years”: making sense of Bandi
Questions linger about authenticity, but the samizdat poet paints a vivid picture of N. Korean life
"The Red Years" is available for purchase on Amazon here.The manuscript was yellowing, frayed – so fragile, in fact, that Do Hee-yun thought it might crumble in his hands.This was a hallowed text for a human rights lawyer. Hidden inside a copy of "The Selected Works of Kim Il-Sung," these loose sheaves of paper represented the first complete collection of dissident literature to be