In Michael Palin’s latest travelogue, North Korea Journal, the former Monty Python star takes a trip to the world’s most secretive country.

North Korea Journal: Michael Palin looks back on an orchestrated trip to world’s most mysterious country

  • Book by Monty Python star turned travel writer is based on documentary he made about the country, with much of his visit choreographed well in advance
  • But he still manages to avoid the tired stereotypes that stop attempts to understand the North
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In Michael Palin’s latest travelogue, North Korea Journal, the former Monty Python star takes a trip to the world’s most secretive country.
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Taiwanese travel writer Sanmao in the Western Sahara.

Fearless feminist travel writer Sanmao finally gets translation for Western audiences

  • A role model far head of her time, the Beijing-born, Taiwan-raised writer became a beacon for Chinese women of a certain age
  • Tempered by tragedy, her career ended in suicide following her Spanish husband’s drowning death
Topic |   Chinese authors

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Taiwanese travel writer Sanmao in the Western Sahara.
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