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  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
  • Language:English
  • Pages:220
  • eBook ISBN:9781098337834
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098337827

The People's Paradise

True Stories from North Korea, the People's Paradise on Earth

by Peter Oh

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A Collection of Humorous Stories Gathered from In and Around Pyongyang Black Comedy as It Really Happened Then and Continues This Day Dear reader, This book is not fiction but really shows what happened albeit in a humorous manner. These anecdotes depicted as 'black comedies' actually happened and continue to this day in North Korea. You can't imagine what North Korea is like just by looking at what the North Korean government releases. You can only understand by listening to the voices of North Korean escapees who had lived in North Korea.


This book is a collection of true stories - tragicomic episodes that occurred in the 1990s in North Korea, and is still happening today.

About the author
About the author Name: Peter J. Oh Reporter at Radio Free Asia Escaped from North Korea in 2000 Entered South Korea in 2003 Master's Degree in Law Studies from Yonsei University in 2011 MIPP at Elliot School International Affairs from George Washington University 2020 Peter escaped North Korea in 2000 and resettled in South Korea, and then came to the United States in 2010. He currently works as a reporter at Radio Free Asia (RFA). While living in North Korea, Peter worked in the Ministry of State Security (MSS) for several years, and after defecting, made his way to South Korea traveling through China and Mongolia. His RFA articles have been quoted in major US media outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post, many South Korean media outlets such as Chosun Ilbo, KBS, and Yonhap News, etc.

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