In-hua Kim is a pseudonym for a North Korean defector writer. She left the DPRK in 2018, and now resides in South Korea.
"In general, North Koreans sympathize with black Americans just like they do with those in Africa"
"Ordinary North Koreans have very skimpy knowledge about the outside world"
"Money and bribes are far more important than in South Korea"
"It felt like the world was coming to an end"
"No North Korean is looking forward to the New Year’s speech"
"I couldn't help but sigh at the news that North Korean overseas workers were being sent back to North Korea"
"'Nature' in North Korea is so bleak I am ashamed to even call it that."
"Koreans are not supposed to bear the children of foreigners, and this rule is strictly enforced"
"When I was little, my mother used to prepare sundae, rice cakes, and lots of other delicious food"
"Self-conscious of my North Korean accent, I usually stay silent wherever I go"
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