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Human Acts by Han Kang

Human Acts by Han Kang ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Astonishing. This is the only word I have about the true story that’s unfolds in Han Kang’s Human Acts.

Astonishing that this brutal massacre happened in our recent history(1980).

Astonishing that so little has been said or written about these crimes against humanity.

Astonishing that the South Korean government still to this day will not acknowledge the truth about it.

Astonishing that I spent four weeks in South Korea a couple of years ago and yet until Reading this book I had never heard of the mass killings, slaughter and human rights atrocities that occurred in the city of Gwanju in May 1980.

North Korea is certainly a topic in our daily news and I have in the past recommended the amazing book The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnston which sheds some light on life in that hermit country. But to be more informed, enlightened and astonished please read Human Acts.   South Korea has its own skeletons in the closet and we should all be aware. Shameful.

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  • Reply Nancy Rimel

    will recommend for book club 2018.

    October 18, 2017 at 12:04 am
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