An Online Outing to Wigtown Book Festival- Monica Macias

Monday 25th September

Join us for an online outing to Wigtown Book Festival. We’ll be tuning in to watch Monica Macias talk about her book Black Girl from Pyongyang.


Open Book participants do not need to book a ticket through Wigtown. Please follow the joining instructions from Eventbrite to watch the event.

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Monica Macias’s life has been anything but ordinary. When she was only seven, her father, the president of Equatorial Guinea, sent her from West Africa to North Korea, to be educated by his ally, Kim Il Sung. Within months, her father was executed in a coup and her mother became unreachable.

Effectively orphaned, she and two siblings had to make their life in Pyongyang, where she attended military boarding school, learning to speak fluent Korean and handle weapons. As an adult she went in search of her roots in Madrid, Malabo, New York, Seoul and finally London. She’ll share her remarkable story of discovery

This event will be chaired by Brian Taylor.

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