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J.K Rowling and Harry Potter Gets Entry Pass in North Korea

23 years after the first Harry Potter book was published, J.K Rowling has been allowed entry in North Korea, a country whose censor is not easy to be passed.

Approving the book series, Joseon Writers’ Alliance, North Korea’s censor group that scrutinizes the literature citizens can read in Kim Jong-un’s country, Harry Potter series has been given a pass.

Literature Newspaper, a publication on the payroll of the alliance, even praised the wizard centric books.

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“Harry Potter shows the idea that children should pioneer their way with their own strength and ability,” said the publication.

Given the strict rules of Kim Jong-un’s regime, it is no small feat for Rowling and her books to make a pass in a country where foreign content is highly restricted.

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