This week on UP CLOSE, two memoirs about living in authoritarian regimes.
First, Iranian-born and raised former New York Times reporter Nazila Fathi is living in exile because of threats on her life. Yet she has a message of hope for the future of her home country. She and Steven I. Weiss discuss her memoir about growing up during the Iranian Revolution, The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of The Struggle for Modern Iran.
Then, accounts of life in North Korea are rare because the spread of information in and out is so closely guarded by the powers that be. But journalist Suki Kim, originally from South Korea, managed to get unprecedented access by living there for over a year as a teacher in a boarding school for North Korea’s top students. She discusses her book about her experiences, Without You There Is No Us: My Time With The Sons of North Korea’s Elite.
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