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Stars between the Sun and Moon

October 2014

"Somehow, Sunhwa was never broken. She continued to defy the regime in her determination to save herself and her family…[She] seems to credit the force of this image with her survival but equally powerful was her own extraordinary compassion, which pushed her through her own suffering, striving to care for those she loved.”

Maclean's, Oct 11, 2014
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Stars between the Sun and Moon

Stars between the Sun and Moon

October 2014

“The meaning of the many Korean words used can be deduced from the narrative. Jang doesn't provide an analysis of the political forces within North Korea or the pressures waged against it, but raises questions, such as why Party officials had "round, rosy cheeks," while the skin of ordinary workers turned black from malnutrition. Jang's story (which was featured on CBC's The Fifth Estate) as well as the UN Commission's findings cast light on a real-life dystopia -- powerful statements about the inhumanity that power can engender.”

Winnipeg Free Press, Oct 11, 2014
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