by Anna Funder

In Brief

A mesmerising portrait of the secret police who ruled East Germany in the Cold War years, and the victims who for whatever reason were unlucky enough to draw their attention. Stasiland gathers together memories of that time and its aftermath from people who lived through it, from ex-Stasi officers, and from the author herself.

Why you should read it

Powerful and personal, Stasiland is a gripping and highly moving introduction to an episode of recent – and relevant – history that should not be forgotten.

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