A River in Darkness: by Masaji Ishikawa | Conversation Starters
A River in Darkness is a memoir written by Masaji Ishikawa. Ishikawa grew up in Japan, the son of a Japanese mother and a Korean father. His family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was thirteen years old. The family was enticed to come to the country through propaganda that promised a better life with work, education, and a higher societal status. When they arrived in North Korea, they were automatically put in the lowest social caste in the country. They realized immediately that their lives would be brutal. Ishikawa retells the story of his nearly forty years living in North Korea and his dangerous escape from the country. A River in Darkness is a shocking tale of how people are forced to live in North Korea.
A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa is a most sold and most read book on Amazon. Kirkus Reviews calls it the “terrifying true story” of how people are living inside North Korea.
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