©2004 Mende Nazar & Damien Lewis; (P)2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Absolutly amazing and moving story, superbly narrated. Inspires one to make a difference in the world. Highly recommended to everyone.
I was shocked by this book, particularly as everything happened so recently and it still goes on. It has really opened my eyes to modern-day slavery. This is not to be missed and I strongly recommend everyone to listen to this.
A disturbing account of a young girls enslavement and the brutal and horrific treatment she endured at the hands of the two families who subsequently 'owned' her.
Mende was 12 years old when she was snatched by slavers from her loving family in Sudan. After years of inhuman treatment, she finally ends up working for the family of a diplomat in London. From here she manages to escape and eventally gains asylum.
This raw account should be read as part of the school curriculum, to create awareness of modern day slavery and it's impact on survivors.
Beautifully read - a 'must listen'......
Utterly gripping, mind opening and important. History writes itself by the minute and this is a significant part of today's shocking history - told by it's protagonist in the most heart thumping way. I was so affected by the book that I will soon be meeting the writer so see how I (or rather my favourite club on this earth) can help her.
Jenny Cutler - a member of the best public speaking club in London - London Cardinal - part of the Toastmaster Organisation.
A very good book got into it and could not put it down
mende's story is one of those rare moments in a life when, having lived ina basically comfortable 'place' over my lifetime, i was educated and humbled beyond what any news print could and imy heart is forever changed. i only wish i knew how Mende is in 2009! thank you for 'making' me grow again spiritually.
"incredible. buy this book."
it's a great listen.
I found this book extremely well read, the narator is so important to holding your attention and Adjoa Andoh certainly did that for me, I was so moved by the story thst it was hard to break from it, I can't recommend it highly enough
fantastic story i couldnt stop listening, i just had to find out whay happened next
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