Adult event

Immanuel Kim: Friend – A Novel from North Korea

Event No. 65, 06-02-2021 18:30 - 19:30,
LitFest Pavilion, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: English

Authors: Immanuel Kim

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A rare chance to learn more about North Korean popular and literary culture.

Professor Immanuel Kim is a specialist in North Korean literature and translator of Paek Nam-nyong’s novel Friend, one of very few North Korean novels to reach an international audience and the only “state-sanctioned” novel to receive an English translation. He is also the author of Rewriting Revolution and Laughing North Koreans.

Professor Kim will discuss the social context in which Friend was published, the tension between party directives and creative drive, and how North Korean authors approach the emotional and psychological lives of their characters.

Immanuel Kim will be appearing virtually.