The roaring Yalu River was the barrier that stood between the writer and escape to China and back to Japan. Photo: AFP

Memoir that should be standard work on the hell of North Korea

Masaji Ishikawa was born in Japan to a Korean father but repatriated as a boy to the supposed paradise of North Korea. Newly translated into English, this account of his life and appalling times should become a classic

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The roaring Yalu River was the barrier that stood between the writer and escape to China and back to Japan. Photo: AFP
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