Hyeonseo Lee

Lee Hyeon-seo (Korean: 이현서, born January 1980), best known for her book, The Girl with Seven Names, is a North Korean defector and activist who lives in Seoul, South Korea, where she is a student. She escaped from North Korea and later guided her family out of North Korea through China and Laos.

The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea

Hyeonseo Lee gives us an account of her awakening to North Korea’s tyranny and oppression and her desire to escape it. The Girl with Seven Names is a chilling glimpse of life in North Korea, how she got out, and what she lost and gained in the process.

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