In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
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They are sold to a Chinese broker, Zhifang, who rapes Yeonmi’s mother, then sells her to a Chinese farmer. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. A typical problem would go like this: “If you kill one American bastard and your comrade kills two, how many dead American bastards do you have?
Untethered now that she has proven her worth—to herself and to the world—Park begins traveling abroad with a Christian group, Youth With A Mission, to help others in need and to make amends.When she refuses to sleep with him, he sells her to Hongwei, a middle-aged Han Chinese man at the top of the North Korean bride trafficking network.
People are making jokes about Kim Jong-un’s haircut, about how fat he is – this country is a joke, really.
and I particularly loved biographies because they were about people who had to overcome obstacles or prejudices to get ahead. It's not easy to give up a worldview that is built into your bones and imprinted on your brain like the sound of your own father's voice.
She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom.Soon after representing North Korea at the One Young World Summit in Dublin, she realizes she had to commit her story to paper to accept the past.