The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of the millions trapped by a secretive and brutal totalitarian regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Forced sex work
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Famine & starvation
  • Executions
  • Imprisonment
  • Fire
  • Refugee experience
  • Death of a pet
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