Slave: My True Story

Slave: My True Story

Mende Nazer, Damien Lewis


Mende Nazer misplaced her youth at age twelve, while she was once bought into slavery. all of it begun one terrible evening in 1993, while Arab raiders swept via her Nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirty-one kids, together with Mende.

Mende was once bought to a prosperous Arab kinfolk who lived in Sudan's capital urban, Khartoum. So all started her darkish years of enslavement. Her Arab proprietors known as her "Yebit," or "black slave." She known as them "master." She was once subjected to appalling actual, sexual, and psychological abuse. She slept in a shed and ate the relations leftovers like a puppy. She had no rights, no freedom, and no lifetime of her own.

often, Mende's tale by no means could have come to gentle. yet seven years after she was once seized and bought into slavery, she was once despatched to paintings for an additional master—a diplomat operating within the uk. In London, she controlled to make touch with different Sudanese, who took pity on her. In September 2000, she made a dramatic holiday for freedom.

Slave is a narrative virtually past trust. It depicts the energy and dignity of the Nuba tribe. It recounts the savage approach within which the Nuba and their historical tradition are being destroyed through a mystery modern day alternate in slaves. such a lot of all, it's a notable testimony to at least one younger woman's unbreakable spirit and super courage.

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