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…

K-Book Review: ‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982’ by Cho Nam-Joo

Ashna Susan Varkey, New Delhi Cho Nam-Joo’s novel titled ‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982’ was published in 2016. It sold more than a million copies. It is one of the key feminist contemporary novels in South Korea. It created an impact and was a catalyst for the Me too Movement in South Korea, back in 2017-18….

K-Book Review: ‘Almond’ by Won Pyung-sohn

Nikhat Parveen, New Delhi “Human Beings are a product of their Education, after all” –  Almond ‘Almond’ is a young adult fiction masterpiece written by Won Pyung-sohn which was originally published in 2017, and was distributed by Changbi Publishers. In 2020, it was published in English by HarperVa. ‘Almond’ was translated into English by Sandy…


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.

K-Book Review: Pachinko by Min Jin-lee

Nikhat Parveen, New Delhi: Pachinko is a historical literary fiction masterpiece written by Min Jin-lee which was published on 7th February, 2017, and was distributed by Grand Central Publishing. This novel has cemented its position as the New York Best Time Sellers as well. Now you must be thinking, what is Pachinko?