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Slave: My True Story [Paperback]

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Pages   351
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 26, 2005
Publisher   PublicAffairs
ISBN  1586483188  
EAN  9781586483180  

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The author describes the years she spent as a slave to a wealthy Arab family in Khartoum and her subsequent break for freedom after she was sent to work for a diplomat in London.

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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 pity on her. In September 2000, she made a dramatic break for freedom.
"Slave" is a story almost beyond belief. It depicts the strength and dignity of the Nuba tribe. It recounts the savage way in which the Nuba and their ancient culture are being destroyed by a secret modern-day trade in slaves. Most of all, it is a remarkable testimony to one young woman's unbreakable spirit and tremendous courage.

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More About Mende Nazer, Damien Lewis, Elizabeth Handley, Sarah Lynn, Michael Yurchak, A. Peterson & Sylvia Yount

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mende Nazer is approximately twenty-three years old (the Nuba keep no record of birth dates). She was granted political asylum by the British government in 2003. She currently lives in London.

Damien Lewis is a British journalist who has reported widely from Sudan and helped Mende escape. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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Slave was a page turner  Oct 19, 2008
Slave is an alarmingly true story about the modern day slave trade. I could not put this book down. My heart was pounding towards the end as Mende was attempting to escape. I recommend this book to anyone who is willing to have thier eyes opened to the very disturbing fact the there are people profiting from throwing children into a lifetime of Slavery and even more disturbing is the fact that there are families that will buy and "own" slaves.
My True Story  Sep 24, 2008
The content of the book is a deeply moving story of a taugh girl who didn't lose her hope to be a free person. The most of the people in our world are not aware of a crude fact that slavery exists in 21 century. The highest toll pay children and women.
Excellent book!  Jul 17, 2008
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to ready true stories from someone's life.
Unbelievable  Jul 6, 2008
I am was in shock throughout this entire book. I could not believe that this actually happen in the 21st century. Mende told her story so descriptively. I could not stop reading it. Excellent memoir.
Slave  Jun 26, 2008
Parts of this book were too graphic for me. I can't believe what women in some parts of the world have to endure. I couldn't finish it.

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