23 Mar 2023

The president of Equatorial Guinea’s daughter – brought up by Kim Il-sung in North Korea

Europe Editor and Presenter

Her father was the president of Equatorial Guinea who sent her abroad for her own safety, shortly before he was executed by firing squad.

Then came a still more surreal twist – Monica Macias ended up in North Korea being brought up by a man she calls her “adoptive father” – the dictator Kim Il-sung.

Now living in London – she’s written about her extraordinary life story – from growing up in Pyongyang to her travels around the world.