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  • Escapar para vivir
    Spanish(Español) Ebook

    Yeonmi Park / 박연미 / 2017 / Social science > Sociology and social problems > Sociology

    Yeonmi Park no soñaba con la libertad cuando escapó de Corea del Norte. Ni siquiera sabía qué significaba ser libre. Lo único que sabía era que huía para salvar la vida, que si su familia y ella seguían allí morirían: por el hambre, las enfermedades o incluso ejecutados. "Escapar para vivir" es el relato de la lucha de Park por subsistir en el país más enigmático y represivo del mundo; su angustiosa huida hacia Corea del Sur a través del submundo de contrabandistas y tratantes de seres humanos de China; y su transformación en una destacada activista pro derechos humanos... todo ello antes de cumplir veintiún años. Hoy en día, Park es una líder influyente para las generaciones más jóvenes de disidentes coreanos y ha obtenido reconocimiento internacionalmente como defensora de los derechos humanos en todo el mundo. En resumidas cuentas, "Escapar para vivir" trata de la resiliencia del espíritu humano y el extraordinario poder del amor para vencer los horrores más espantosos y las circunstancias más desesperadas. «Tuve que aprender a amar a los demás», dice Yeonmi Park. «Y ahora estoy dispuesta a morir por ellos.»

  • In Order to Live
    English(English) AudioBook

    Yeonmi Park / 박연미 / 2015 / Social science > Sociology and social problems > Sociology

    In In Order to Live, Yeonmi Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom. Park confronts her past with a startling resilience. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park’s testimony is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable.

  • Mut zur Freiheit
    German(Deutsch) Ebook

    Yeonmi Park / 박연미 / 2015 / Social science > Sociology and social problems > Sociology

    Yeonmi Park träumte nicht von der Freiheit, als sie im Alter von erst 13 Jahren aus Nordkorea floh. Sie wusste nicht einmal, was Freiheit ist. Alles, was sie wusste war, dass sie um ihr Leben lief, dass sie und ihre Familie sterben würde, wenn sie bliebe - vor Hunger, an einer Krankheit oder gar durch Exekution. In ihrem Buch erzählt Yeonmi Park von ihrem Kampf ums Überleben in einem der dunkelsten und repressivsten Regime unserer Zeit; sie erzählt von ihrer grauenhaften Odyssee durch die chinesische Unterwelt, bevölkert von Schmugglern und Menschenhändlern, bis nach Südkorea; und sie erzählt von ihrem erstaunlichen Weg zur führenden Menschenrechts-Aktivistin mit noch nicht einmal 21 Jahren.

  • Drumul către libertate
    Romanian(Română) Ebook

    Yeonmi Park / 박연미 / 2015 / Social science > Sociology and social problems > Sociology

    Yeonmi Park a crescut crezând că e normal să vadă cadavre în drum spre școală și să fie atât de flămândă, încât să mănânce plante sălbatice. A fost învățată să nu-și exprime niciodată părerile și i s-a spus că „Iubitul Conducător" poate să-i citească gândurile și să o pedepsească pentru ele. La vârsta de 13 ani, după ce tatăl ei a fost condamnat la muncă silnică, Yeonmi și familia ei au luat decizia disperată de a fugi din Coreea de Nord traversând fluviul înghețat Yalu în China, unde au căzut însă în mâinile traficanților de persoane. După aproape doi ani de captivitate într-o lume la fel de brutală și de periculoasă ca aceea pe care o părăsiseră, Yeonmi și mama ei și-au riscat din nou viața, străbătând deșertul Gobi și orientându-se după stele în drumul lor spre libertate. Yeonmi Park își spune pentru prima oară povestea uluitoare, cu demnitate, curaj și uneori cu umor. Drumul către libertate e o mărturie despre forța spiritului uman și despre riscurile pe care suntem dispuși să ni le asumăm ca să fim liberi.

  • Mut zur Freiheit
    German(Deutsch) AudioBook

    Yeonmi Park / 박연미 / 2015 / Social science > Sociology and social problems > Sociology

    Eine junge Frau erzählt von Ihrer Flucht aus Nordkorea und ihrem Kampf ums Überleben Yeonmi Park träumte nicht von der Freiheit, als sie im Alter von erst 13 Jahren aus Nordkorea floh. Sie wusste nicht einmal, was Freiheit ist. Alles, was sie wusste war, dass sie um ihr Leben lief, dass sie und ihre Familie sterben würde, wenn sie bliebe - vor Hunger, an einer Krankheit oder gar durch Exekution. In ihrem Buch erzählt Yeonmi Park von ihrem Kampf ums Überleben in einem der dunkelsten und repressivsten Regime unserer Zeit; sie erzählt von ihrer grauenhaften Odyssee durch die chinesische Unterwelt, bevölkert von Schmugglern und Menschenhändlern, bis nach Südkorea; und sie erzählt von ihrem erstaunlichen Weg zur führenden Menschenrechts-Aktivistin mit noch nicht einmal 21 Jahren.

  • In Order to Live
    English(English) Ebook

    - / 박연미 / 2008 / Social science > Sociology and social problems > Sociology

    Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape.  Park's family was loving and close-knit, but life in North Korea was brutal, practically medieval. Park would regularly go without food and was made to believe that, Kim Jong Il, the country's dictator, could read her mind. After her father was imprisoned and tortured by the regime for trading on the black-market, a risk he took in order to provide for his wife and two young daughters, Yeonmi and her family were branded as criminals and forced to the cruel margins of North Korean society. With thirteen-year-old Park suffering from a botched appendectomy and weighing a mere sixty pounds, she and her mother were smuggled across the border into China.     I wasn't dreaming of freedom when I escaped from North Korea. I didn't even know what it meant to be free. All I knew was that if my family stayed behind, we would probably die—from starvation, from disease, from the inhuman conditions of a prison labor camp. The hunger had become unbearable; I was willing to risk my life for the promise of a bowl of rice. But there was more to our journey than our own survival. My mother and I were searching for my older sister, Eunmi, who had left for China a few days earlier and had not been heard from since.  Park knew the journey would be difficult, but could not have imagined the extent of the hardship to come. Those years in China cost Park her childhood, and nearly her life.  By the time she and her mother made their way to South Korea two years later, her father was dead and her sister was still missing. Before now, only her mother knew what really happened between the time they crossed the Yalu river into China and when they followed the stars through the frigid Gobi Desert to freedom. As she writes, "I convinced myself that a lot of what I had experienced never happened. I taught myself to forget the rest."    In In Order to Live, Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom. Still in her early twenties, Yeonmi Park has lived through experiences that few people of any age will ever know—and most people would never recover from. Park confronts her past with a startling resilience, refusing to be defeated or defined by the circumstances of her former life in North Korea and China. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park's testimony is rare, edifying, and terribly important, and the story she tells in In Order to Live is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. Her voice is riveting and dignified. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable. From the Hardcover edition.