images.jpgThat’s what the Christian Science Monitor is reporting. It is happening through a program called Electronic Library Mirae (Future) 2.0.

Kim, a North Korean defector and founder of Free North Korea Radio, says that North Koreans are digging into e-books that range well beyond government propaganda. On the fiction side, Kim told the Korea Times that translations of Western classics such as Shakespeare’s plays, “The Iliad,” “Don Quixote,” “Jane Eyre,” “Les Misérables,” and “Gone With The Wind” are among available titles. Nonfiction offerings mentioned by Kim include “political theories and history” and also “a variety of literature, song collections, and educational content such as dictionaries and books of facts.”

More details in the article.


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