This Is Paradise!

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This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
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First edition (French)
(publ. Michel Lafon Publishing)
AuthorHyok Kang with Philippe Grangereau
TranslatorShaun Whiteside (English)
PublisherLittle, Brown/Abacus
Publication date
2004 (France)
2005 (Britain)
July 5, 2007 (United States)
Media typePrint (Hardcover and paperback)
ISBN 978-0-349-11865-9

This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood is the autobiographical account of Hyok Kang, who describes his childhood in Onsong, North Korea in the 1980s and 1990s, his escape into China in 1998, his journey through southeast Asia, and his life in South Korea. [1] [2] [3]

The book was originally published in France in 2004, with the title "Ici, C'est Le Paradis!: Une enfance en Coree du Nord".

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  1. "This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood". goodreads. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  2. "North Korea, the dead land". The Telegraph. May 30, 2009.
  3. Jill Murphy (July 2007). "This Is Paradise by Hyok Kang". The Book Bag.