N. Korean Dictators Wrote Children’s Books

The BBC tells us: ‘North Korea’s leaders are often thought of as ruthless, secretive autocrats but rarely as popular children’s authors. However, between issuing instructions about prison camps and the development of nuclear weapons, Kim Jong-un‘s father and grandfather apparently found time to write stories for the young. Sample: “At last the left cyst burst, emitting fierce flames and the captain fell down, dejectedly dropping his club. At that moment a loud battle cry was heard from outside. Villagers killed the rest of the bandits.” This is an extract from “Boys Wipe Out Bandits,” by Kim Jong-il, who died in 2011.’

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