The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story [ENCORE]

Hyeonseo Lee The Girl with Seven Names

Hyeonseo Lee

Hyeonseo Lee, moderated by Calum McLeod

NOTE: This is a special encore session of Hyeonseo Lee’s solo talk on the previous day.

When I was seven years old, I saw my first public execution. But I thought my life in North Korea was normal. One day, in 1995, my mom brought home a letter from a coworker’s sister. It read, “When you read this, our five family members will not exist in this world because we haven’t eaten for the past three weeks. We are lying on the floor together, and our bodies are so weak, we are waiting to die.” Don’t miss this extraordinary talk by Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector whose memoir, The Girl With Seven Names, has been published in more than 20 countries, and whose TED Talk has been viewed more than 5 million times. She will explain the circumstances that led her to defect, and the harrowing story of how she returned to China to get her parents out.

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The Bookworm 6 pm

Event code: BW27G

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