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In Order to Live : A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

In Order to Live : A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom By Yeonmi Park In Order to Live A North Korean Girl s Journey to Freedom Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she

  • Title: In Order to Live : A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
  • Author: Yeonmi Park
  • ISBN: 0241973031
  • Page: 391
  • Format: broch
  • In Order to Live : A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom By Yeonmi Park Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape Parks family was loving and close knit, but life in North Korea was brutal, practically medieval Park would regularly go without food and was made to believe that, Kim Jong Il, the countrys dictator, could read her mind After her father was imprisoned and tortured by the regime for trading on the black market, a risk he took in order to provide for his wife and two young daughters, Yeonmi and her family were branded as criminals and forced to the cruel margins of North Korean society With thirteen year old Park suffering from a botched appendectomy and weighing a mere sixty pounds, she and her mother were smuggled across the border into China.I wasnt dreaming of freedom when I escaped from North Korea I didnt even know what it meant to be free All I knew was that if my family stayed behind, we would probably diefrom starvation, from disease, from the inhuman conditions of a prison labor camp The hunger had become unbearable I was willing to risk my life for the promise of a bowl of rice But there was to our journey than our own survival My mother and I were searching for my older sister, Eunmi, who had left for China a few days earlier and had not been heard from since Park knew the journey would be difficult, but could not have imagined the extent of the hardship to come Those years in China cost Park her childhood, and nearly her life By the time she and her mother made their way to South Korea two years later, her father was dead and her sister was still missing Before now, only her mother knew what really happened
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    1. Christian Nugue on said:

      Starving as a child in an utterly deprived society crossing the Yalu river to reach China, only to be sold in sexual slavery there inching through the Gobi desert barefoot towards freedom still in her early twenties, Yaonmi Park has lived through harrowing experiences just in order to know what it means to be free.

    2. Soan on said:

      r cit tr s bien crit, vivant et sincere, d une grande intelligence, qui donne un aper u tr s prouvant de la vie en Cor e du nord et du sort qu on reserve aux migrants en Chine, la difficult de la r insertion en Cor e du sud capital lire en cette p riode de migration, pour mieux comprendre les migrants aujourd hui.

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