The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea
On Sale: May 3, 2016
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Non-Fiction Religion
For the first time, Kenneth Bae tells the full story
surrounding his arrest and imprisonment in North Korea.
Not Forgotten is a modern story of intrigue, suspense, and
heart. Driven by his passion to help the people of North
Korea, Bae moves to neighboring China to lead guided tours
into the secretive nation. Six years later, after eighteen
successful excursions in and out of the country, Ken is
suddenly stopped at the border: he inadvertently brought his
hard drive, that reveals the true nature of his visits, to
customs. He is arrested, brought to Pyongyang for further
questioning, and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor.
His crime? Attempting to overthrow the North Korean
government. He may never see his family again.
Back in America, family and friends rally support by
establishing a website and creating a petition for Ken’s
release. Soon, major media outlets decry Ken’s unjust
imprisonment, bringing needed attention that culminates in
President Obama’s call for prayer on behalf of Ken at the
2014 National Prayer Breakfast. Meanwhile, Ken grapples with
his new, solitary reality as a captive of one of the world’s
most brutal governments.
From the first harrowing moments of his ordeal to his
release—and even today—Ken never wavers in his love for the
North Korean people, even his captors. Not Forgotten is both
a compelling narrative of one man’s dedication to serving
the less fortunate and a modern testament of a missionary
forced to rely solely on the God who sent him into dangerous
territory. Readers will marvel at the rare, firsthand tour
of life inside the most shrouded country on the planet,
meeting its people, experiencing their daily lives, taking
in the landscape, and encountering the tyranny of a
With its combined spiritual and secular appeal, this
never-before-told story is sure to captivate and inspire
readers of all ages.
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