Reviews and Blog Posts: Korea

When my name was Keoko

by Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park's When My Name Was Keoko​ is told from the dual perspectives of Kim Sun-hee (renamed Kaneyama Keoko) and her older brother Kim Tae-yul (renamed Kaneyama Nobuo) during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1940s. The pair have grown up speaking and writing Japanese; the history of their own culture...


by Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison's latest masterpiece, this slim volume holds a world of hurt and sorrow.  Morrison masterfully portrays a man trying to go home again when home is not a welcoming place.

Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring

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This beautiful Korean film about two Buddhist monks brings the stories of nature and change, humanity and redemption to life without preaching.

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