|Hyeonseo Lee, whose memoir will|
be published in Autumn 2014
This is the story not only of Hyeonseo's escape - literally from the darkness into the light - but also of her coming of age, of her "re-education", of her ability to successfully rebuild her life not once but twice, first in China, then in South Korea, which proved to be the more difficult of the two. Thousands of refugees and escapees pour out of
North Koreabut thousands also struggle to adapt, and rarely do they thrive, as Hyeonseo Lee has.
Selected further reading about North Korea
- Barbara Demick, Nothing To Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
- North Korean defector, Kim Young Soon, reveals conditions inside state's concentration camps (Huffington Post)
- Out of a hidden place: two new books, one personal, one political, let daylight into the hidden kingdom of North Korea (Economist)
- North Korean memoir tests South's interest in refugee stories (Wall Street Journal)
- North Korean 'court poet' to publish memoir (Guardian)
- Four memoirs portraying the realities of modern day North Korea (Mapping Worlds)
Press release text (c) Flatcap Asia, with thanks to Kelly Falconer for exclusive quote.