K-Book Review: At Dusk

Shruti Mishra, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh ‘At Dusk’ by Hwang Sok-yong is a very realistic view of today’s society that accommodates two very contrasting yet mutually respectful and cooperative worlds. One world belongs to today’s youth which is either all energetic and passionate about their dreams or which has lost its way. The second world belongs…


Shruti Mishra, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Almost 1000 people escape North Korea every year, despite having good chances of being caught and put into labour camps . Something was going eerily wrong in this region that in the face of such mercilessness, Yeonmi Park, at the mere age of 13, escaped from North Korea in 2007. Her memoir ‘In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom’ is an account of such a brave escape. It’s a story of Yeon-mi and her family’s struggle and hardships, her account of escape from the infamous country, and her journey to freedom. It is a first-hand account of life in the ‘mysterious nation’ and is a source which satisfies our curiosity of knowing what mystery lies in this part of the Asian continent.