What Would My North Korean Father Think about Tonight’s Summit? photo of her father at Voice of America ca. 1950s

I wonder what my father, who was born in North Korea long before there was a North and a South, would think about tonight’s summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. For nearly four decades here in the States, he was a “Voice of America,” broadcasting […]

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One Story from North Korea

Shin Dong-Hyuk, North Korean defector

I believe that personal stories are the way most of us connect with the greater tragedies and joys of the world around us, because it was my own mother’s stories that inspired me to learn more about Korea and write about it. In 2009, I discovered films online about a […]

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