Review | Without You, There Is No Us :: Speak Only English and Take Care What You Say

Without You, There is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea’s Elite
Suki Kim (2014)

A fascinating, well-written, (and depressing) glimpse behind the North Korean shroud of secrecy, delusion, and oppression as told by a journalist who spent two semesters teaching English at an elite university in Pyongyang. It’s sometimes hard to fathom how an entire society can be kept so far in the dark about the realities and possibilities beyond their borders; with honest and compelling prose, author Suki Kim brings a certain humanity to an inhumane place and allows us to witness daily life in this restrictive atmosphere.

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