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The Girl with Seven Names: Escape From North Korea

By: Hyeonseo Lee
Published: ©2015, 2016
Pages: 304
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsSocial Issues | Regional, Asia | Cultural, Asian

Description: As a child Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions indoctrinated in North Korea by the world’s most secretive and brutal regime. And yet, having survived the chaos, starvation and repression of the Great Famine, she dared to escape to China in 1997, aged just seventeen. Knowing reprisals for herself and her family would be lethal if she returned, this lonely, vulnerable teenage immigrant tried to make a life for herself on the run. She discovered that a life with no identity, no reason to exist, was no easier than life inside North Korea. Now an acclaimed international campaigner, her brave and remarkable voice testifies to past horrors, and offers the most truthful account of ordinary life in North Korea.

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