I am seeking books to diversify my collection, especially with "own voices" stories. I don't think the author of this book is Korean but it appears to be a collection of interviews of Korean people. Would anyone who has read this let me know if the author's representation of the interviews puts this book in the "own voices" category?
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H. Atmenmeer Yes. I think you can definitely call this a collection of "own voices". That is the point of the book. To give North Koreans a forum to express themselves directly to us. It is curated and edited but it feels quite raw. It is a collection of newspaper columns on various subjects. A varied selection of witness statements.
Steph It's in a Q&A format, and the answers following the questions are translated responses from actual defectors. They do seem to be in their "own voices" and mostly unedited aside from the translation.