Escaping North Korea, Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country

Escaping North Korea, Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country

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The first of its kind, this book provides a unique inside look into the hidden world of ordinary North Koreans. Mike Kim, who worked with refugees on the Chinese border for four years, recounts their experiences of enduring famine, sex-trafficking, and torture, as well as the inspirational stories of those who overcame tremendous adversity to escape the repressive regime of their homeland and make new lives. One of the few Americans granted entry into the secretive "Hermit Kingdom," Kim came to know theisolated country and its people intimately. His North Korean friends entrusted their secret.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780742556201
Branch Call Number: 306.0951 KIM
Characteristics: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Aug 13, 2016

Oddly dated, and too steeped in fundamentalist Christianity for my taste. Instead of this, try reading one or more of the recent books by real escapees, for example, Lee, Hyeonseo and Park, Yeonmi. Both write books that are more immediate, gritty, and believable.


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