The Road of Lost Innocence

The Road of Lost Innocence

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Somaly Mam was abandoned as a baby and looked after by her grandmother until she disappeared. She was then taken into the care of a man she called 'grandfather', but was treated no better than an unpaid servant. sold. Raped at twelve, Somaly was forced to marry at fifteen and then sold to a brothel. She endured years of abuse before managing to escape. The Road of Lost Innocence is a moving account of a traumatic childhood and also the inspirational story of a determined and courageous woman devoted to helping other girls caught up in the illegal sex trade and violent underworld in Cambodia. In 1997 Somaly Mam co-founded AFESIP to combat trafficking in women and children for sexual slavery.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp of colour photos
  • 1844083462
  • 9781844083466
  • 6,555

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** 'Sold into prostitution in Cambodia as a small child, Mam has survived a trauma that is almost beyond the imaginative reach of memoir ... driven by a sense of purpose greater than the self, and related with a haunting directness GUARDIAN ** 'Somaly Mam is my candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is living proof that one woman can change the fate of others AYAAN HIRSI ALI ** 'Written deftly and sparely, this story easily transcends the current rash of 'misery life-stories. Somaly Mam has no truck with sensationalism or self pity: action for change is patently what she is all about.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ** 'This is a book about how one person's courage can make a difference'

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About Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam lives near Phnom Penh with her three children.

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