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

Hyeonseo Lee

Hyeonseo Lee, moderated by Calum McLeod

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.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Hyeonseo Lee will be presenting this same talk with Calum McLeod on Sunday, March 27 at 6 pm. Tickets are available online and at The Bookworm.

She will also appear in an event on March 27 at 2 pm called Writing Life: The Art of Memoir.

Price: 80 RMB  Purchase Online

The Bookworm 6 pm

Event code: BW26E

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  • Tickets are available at The Bookworm and online via Yoopay.