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Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea

Sandra Fahy


This book presents a personal portrait of the ravages of famine and totalitarian politics in modern North Korea since the 1990s. Featuring interviews with more than thirty North Koreans who defected to Seoul and Tokyo, the book explores the subjective experience of the nation's famine and its citizens' social and psychological strategies for coping with the regime. These oral testimonies show how ordinary North Koreans, from farmers and soldiers to students and diplomats, framed the mounting struggles and deaths surrounding them as the famine progressed. Following the development of the disast ... More

Keywords: North Korea, Seoul, Tokyo, famine, regime, oppression, personal history, political violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171342
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171342.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Fahy, author