Slave: The True Story of a Girl's Lost Childhood and Her FIght for Survival by Mende Nazer

Slave: The True Story of a Girl's Lost Childhood and Her FIght for Survival

byMende Nazer, Damien Lewis

Kobo ebook | December 2, 2010

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Mende Nazer's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Mende was them. She was taken and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. She was stripped of her name and her freedom. For seven long years she was kept as a domestic slave, an 'abid', without any pay or a single day off. Her food was the leftover scraps and her bed was the floor of the locked-up garden shed. She endured this harsh and lonely existence without knowing whether her family was alive or dead, for seven long years. Passed on by her master, like a parcel, to a relative in London, Mende eventually managed to escape to freedom. Slave is a shocking first-person insight into the modern day slave trade. It is also a fascinating memoir of an African childhood and a moving testimony to a young girl's indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.

Title:Slave: The True Story of a Girl's Lost Childhood and Her FIght for SurvivalFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 2, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Book GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748122117

ISBN - 13:9780748122110


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slave It was suspenseful and heartbreaking to know that so many women and children suffer brutality and loss of their basic human rights. May God help them escape and recover from their indignities. It made me so sad to read of these injustices to another human being.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking When I fist started reading this book, I thought that this was a terrible thing that happend, not realising as I read that it was in the late 90's! Her story is vivd, heart wrenching and makes you want to get up and stand up for human rights. This is a must read and I am a better person for reading it. I urge you to step out of your box and read Mende's story. You will look at the world they way God intended for us to see each other. As equals.
Date published: 2009-01-20