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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story Paperback – 2 July 2015

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  • ASIN : 0008154503
  • Publisher : William Collins (2 July 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780008154509
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0008154509
  • Dimensions : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

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‘The most riveting TED talk ever’ Oprah

‘Hyeonseo Lee brought the human consequences of global inaction on North Korea to the world's doorstep … Against all odds she escaped, survived, and had the courage to speak out’ Samantha Power, U.S. representative to the U.N.

‘This is a powerful story of an escapee from North Korea. In the hallowed meeting rooms of the United Nations in New York, ambassadors from North Korea recently sought to shout down stories like this. But these voices will not be silenced. Eventually freedom will be restored. History will vindicate Hyeonseo Lee and those like her for the risks they ran so that their bodies and their minds could be free. And so that we could know the truth’ Michael Kirby, chair of the U.N. commission on human rights abuses in North Korea

‘When I first met Hyeonseo Lee, the unflinching manner in which she told her story was inspirational. She experienced hunger, coldness, fear, terror, threats and pursuit. All this she had to endure, simply for being a North Korean refugee. But the one thing that she held onto was her humanity, ever stronger as she continuously sublimated her hardships into hope. This is a sad and beautiful story of a girl who could not even keep her name, yet overcome all with the identity of what it is to be human’ Jang Jin-sung, author of ‘Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee – A Look Inside North Korea’

About the Author

Hyeonseo Lee grew up in North Korea but escaped to China in 1997. In 2008, after more than 10 years there, she came to Seoul, South Korea, where she struggled to adjust to life in the bustling city. Recently graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, she has become a regular speaker on the international stage fostering human rights and awareness of the plight of North Koreans. She is an advocate for fellow refugees, even helping close relatives leave North Korea. Her TED talk has been viewed nearly 4 million times. She is married to her American husband Brian Gleason and currently lives in South Korea.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The real North Korea
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5.0 out of 5 stars The real North Korea
Reviewed in India on 14 November 2017
A) This book reveals the harsh reality of North Korean regime.

B) A lot of real information is available in this book about North Korea and how it's government controls the minds of the people there.

C) The language is very simple and lucid so you don't have to check ur dictionary again and again.

D) This is also an motivational story of this girl that how she survived by fighting against all the odds.

E) What makes this book more interesting is the availability of some pictures of North Korea and there so called "Great and Dear leader" by the name Kim-il -sung and Kim-jong-il.

F) If you love reading about international relations and different countries than this book should be in your bookshelf.

G) Just go for it because this book is worth reading. I hope u like the review,thanks for reading."Jai hind."
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