Monique Macias has a fascinating story. The daughter of the ruthless President Francisco Macías Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, by chance she grew up in Pyongyang, North Korea and stayed there when her father was overthrown in a bloody coup d’etat.
Her observations as an foreigner and an African woman who grew up in the world’s most secretive state are completely unique, and she’s agreed to begin writing a column for NK News, which has already received a lot of attention! Have a look.
For those interested in reading more, here’s her second column: On growing up as an African woman in North Korea. Fascinating stuff. Read it here.