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    DescriptionMende Nazer's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Mende was them. She was taken and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. She was stripped of her name and her freedom. For seven long years she was kept as a domestic slave, an 'abid', without any pay or a single day off. Her food was the leftover scraps and her bed was the floor of the locked-up garden shed. She endured this harsh and lonely existence without knowing whether her family was alive or dead, for seven long years. Passed on by her master, like a parcel, to a relative in London, Mende eventually managed to escape to freedom. Slave is a shocking first-person insight into the modern day slave trade. It is also a fascinating memoir of an African childhood and a moving testimony to a young girl's indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.


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    Title
    Slave
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mende Nazer, By (author) Damien Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844081165
    ISBN 10: 1844081168
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBS
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBTS
    Libri: ENGM1075, FRAU1015
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
    DC22: 306.362092
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBS
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: SKLA5000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UKG
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    7000
    Edition statement
    New edition.
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    06 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    After her escape from slavery, Mende Nazer has been granted asylum in the UK, and works to publicise the plight of modern-day slaves around the world.
    Review quote
    a powerful memoir...shocking and very moving...her book is an eloquent testament to the ability of a brave soul to survive, and to the need to bring an end to slavery. Susan McKay, Sunday Tribune All the cliches of such survival stories - 'life-affirming, heartwarming'- are inadequate to describe the emotional impact of [Mende's] eventual deliverance. Observer Intensely moving Waterstone's Books Quarterly An eloquent testament to the ability of a brave soul to survive, and to the need to bring an end to slavery Sunday Tribune