Korean American Kenneth Bae to Publish Book on His North Korean Detention

John Kim, Nov. 6, 2015, 8:27 a.m.

Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American missionary freed last year from two years of detention in North Korea, will release a book detailing his ordeal in the communist nation, the publisher saidThursday. The book, titled "Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea," is scheduled for publication in May, W Publishing Group said in a release.

"Next spring he will break his silence surrounding his life-changing ordeal, from his surprise arrest to a U.S. government negotiated release in a new book," it said. The book is "the gripping real-life drama of one man's terrifying experience under one of the most repressive and abusive governments in the world," it said.

Bae entered North Korea in late 2012 before being arrested and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for unspecified anti-state crimes. In November last year, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made a secret trip to the North and brought Bae and another American detainee home.

"Kenneth will share details from the first harrowing moments of his ordeal to his globally publicized release, while offering a firsthand look into one of the most shrouded countries in the world. Through it all, Kenneth never wavers in his love for the North Korean people, even his captors," the publisher said.


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