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...

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2010-10-05

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Har lst denna p svenska. Jag tyckte att den var riktigt bra. Man fr ltt fr sig att handlingen utspelar sig fr 200-300 r sedan men faktum r att det r nutid. Den r hemsk men samtidigt intressant och den r vldigt lttlst. Gillar man gripande historier s rekommenderar jag denna varmt.