Iraqi Youth Book ProjectApril 12, 2018
30th Anniversary Gala. What a Night!September 5, 2018
“In a stunning work of investigation, Barbara Demick removes North Korea’s mask to reveal what lies beneath its media censorship and repressive dictatorship.” — The Daily Beast
“Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick
Monday, November 19 @ 7pm, Room 202
Free to attend. Registration is not needed.
Note: We will meet at 630pm for the last book club meeting of the year for a meet and greet. Bring a small appetizer if you can, (not required).
A remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens over fifteen years–a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today–an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Demick takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting, we see her subjects fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we witness their profound, life-altering disillusionment with the government and their realization that, rather than providing them with lives of abundance, their country has betrayed them.
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