A Promise to Nadia: A True Story of a British Slave in the Yemen

A Promise to Nadia: A True Story of a British Slave in the Yemen

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By (author) Zana Muhsen, By (author) Andrew Crofts

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  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 20mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751543691
  • ISBN 13: 9780751543698
  • Sales rank: 173,363

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Ten years previously Zana Muhsen escaped from the life of slavery in the Yemen into which her father had sold her as a child bride, leaving behind her baby son, her sister Nadia, and Nadia's two small children. As she described so powerfully in her internationally bestselling book SOLD, Zana made a solemn vow to Nadia that she would do everything she possibly could to obtain their freedom as well. A PROMISE TO NADIA tells the extraordinary story of those ten years; of the family's lone campaign against the Yemeni authorities; of the refusal of their own government in London to help; and of the despair that forced them into a desperate deal with an unofficial military-style organisation specialising in the recovery of abducted children.

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Zana Muhsen's account of her escape from slavery in the Yemen (SOLD) was an international bestseller.

Review quote

"A powerful, skillfully written account of a woman's struggle against a patriarchal, disgusting and contemptible practice that, unbelievably still happens today." --"Sunday Business Post"