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Yeonmi Park, so that you can Live: a north girl’s that is korean journey Freedom (component II)

Yeonmi Park, so that you can Live: a north girl’s that is korean journey Freedom (component II)

Yesterday, I talked about a few of the evidence that is interesting market task, upward and downward flexibility in North Korea that emerge from Yeonmi Park’s memoir. In this post, We move to the searing issues of trafficking that the memoir reveals; if anything, Park’s boldness on these dilemmas have not received the eye it deserves.

Escape and Lifetime in Asia

Some of the most searing aspects of Park’s book center on her portrayal of the complex networks associated with refugee exit and trafficking: the “supply” end of the chain in North Korea itself; the initial contact with brokers in the Chinese border areas; and the subsequent movement of people from the border to the interior where final demand is located, primarily in the rural areas of the three border provinces but to a lesser extent in sex work in the cities. Park and her mother were both sold by the North Koreans for about $260 and $65 respectively and then resold for markups that were negotiated in their presence for those seeking to understand the refugee problem. At one point, Park had been kidnapped by a North couple that is korean desired to sell her by themselves. “Trafficking” is simply too antiseptic with this process; it must be recognized for what it really is, particularly slavery.

Intimate physical violence isn’t just the conclusion state of those areas, which supply “brides” mainly to rural farmers, but in addition to metropolitan males looking for mistresses. Continue reading Yeonmi Park, so that you can Live: a north girl’s that is korean journey Freedom (component II)