Slave: My True Story

Nazar, Mende

| 2005

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Mende Nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when Arab raiders swept through her Nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirty-one children, including Mende. Mende was sold to a wealthy Arab family who lived in Sudan's capital city, Khartoum. So began her dark years of enslavement. Her Arab owners called her Yebit, or black slave. She called them master. She was subjected to appalling physical, sexual, and mental abuse. She slept in a shed and ate the family leftovers like a dog. She had no rights, no freedom, and no life of her own. Normally, Mende's story never would have come to light. But seven years after she was seized and sold into slavery, she was sent to work for another master-a diplomat working in the United Kingdom. In London, she managed to make contact with other Sudanese, who took...

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Cissi Rosenqvist

2010-10-05

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Har läst denna på svenska. Jag tyckte att den var riktigt bra. Man får lätt för sig att handlingen utspelar sig för 200-300 år sedan men faktum är att det är nutid. Den är hemsk men samtidigt intressant och den är väldigt lättläst. Gillar man gripande historier så rekommenderar jag denna varmt.