A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea
Ishikawa, Masaji, author.
A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea / Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown.
Seattle : AmazonCrossing, 2017.
159 pages : map ; 22 cm
- Other contributors
Kobayashi, Risa, translator.
Brown, Martin, translator.
Previously published in Japan in 2000. Translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown. originally published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2017.
"Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by promises of abundant work, education for his children, and a higher station in society. But the reality of their new life was far from utopian. A memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal thirty-six years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime, as well as the challenges he faced repatriating to Japan after barely escaping North Korea with his life."--Publisher's description.
- Subject headings
Racially mixed people--Korea (North)--Biography.
Caste-based discrimination--Korea (North)
Korea (North)--Social conditions.
Korea (North) Social conditions.
- Genre heading