The Aquariums of Pyongyang

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The Aquariums of Pyongyang

Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

By Chun-Won Kang; Pierre Rigoulot; Yair Reiner (Translator)

Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780465011049, 238pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005


Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.

About the Author
Kang Chol-hwan lives and works in Seoul, where he is a staff writer for Chosun Ilbo, a daily newspaper in South Korea. Pierre Rigoulot is a journalist, historian, and human rights activist living in Paris, France. He is the author of numerous books on the history of political repression and contributed the North Korean chapter to the best-selling The Black Book of Communism (Harvard University Press).