A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea

A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea by Eunsun Kim is a sobering memoir of the author’s decade-long struggle to flee from the oppressive regime of her homeland. Kim, who was only nine years old when her family was arrested and sent to a prison camp, faced starvation, slavery, torture, and separation from her loved ones. She eventually escaped to China, Mongolia, and South Korea, where she found freedom and a new life. The book is a valuable document of the human rights crimes of the Kim regime, an eye-opening glimpse into the everyday life of North Koreans, and a powerful testament to the tenacity of the human will. The book is a captivating and inspiring read for anyone interested in the personal stories of refugees, defectors, and activists.

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