August 09, 2020

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In-hua Kim

In-hua Kim is a pseudonym for a North Korean defector writer. She left the DPRK in 2018, and now resides in South Korea.

More articles by 'In-hua Kim'

Ask a North Korean: how do you feel about the UN ban on overseas workers?

"I couldn't help but sigh at the news that North Korean overseas workers were being sent back to North Korea"

In-hua Kim December 23, 2019

Ask a North Korean: is North Korea environmentally-friendly?

"'Nature' in North Korea is so bleak I am ashamed to even call it that."

In-hua Kim December 3, 2019

Ask a North Korean: do forced abortions really take place in the DPRK?

"Koreans are not supposed to bear the children of foreigners, and this rule is strictly enforced"

In-hua Kim November 13, 2019

Ask a North Korean: What do people like to eat in North Korea?

"When I was little, my mother used to prepare sundae, rice cakes, and lots of other delicious food"

In-hua Kim October 24, 2019

Ask a North Korean: is it difficult for defectors to speak "South Korean"?

"Self-conscious of my North Korean accent, I usually stay silent wherever I go"

In-hua Kim October 7, 2019

Ask a North Korean: what kind of traditional culture still exists in the DPRK?

"Stop laughing and listen! This fortuneteller is really good, she figures things out well"

In-hua Kim September 12, 2019

Ask a North Korean: how did N. Koreans react to Moon's 2018 visit to Pyongyang?

"Whether it's a summit with the U.S. or South Korea, people just dismiss it as political theater"

In-hua Kim August 28, 2019

Ask a North Korean: is anyone genuinely loyal to the ruling Kims anymore?

"With my body in chains, I learned that the culprits of our suffering were the incapable leadership"

In-hua Kim August 12, 2019

Ask a North Korean: from middle-class life to famine and freedom

Introducing a new writer, a former resident of Hyesan, Ryanggang-do

In-hua Kim July 17, 2019