The people of both countries have been crushed by an oppressive regime and a puppet Parliament, by a dictator's private judiciary and a deaf state TV, by policemen, secret agents, apparatchiks and paid taletellers
Descended from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers
, her mother was a painter, her sisters both musicians.
Brant Performing Arts Group members include the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, the Brant Belle-a-Dears, Brant Men of Song, the Brant Taletellers
, Grand River Chorus, ICTHYS, the Telephone City Music Society, the Little String Orchestra, the Kiwanis Music Festival and Theatre Brantford.
Daniel, who's one of Wales' leading taletellers
teams up with virtuoso guitarist Dylan Fowler and folk group Ffynnon on Rough Guide to Wales, which is being staged at St Donats Arts Centre, Vale of Glamorgan, on Thursday night.
Mo Yan effectively undermines the trust readers once placed in their taletellers
by suggesting that myth and belief are more important than history.