Mende s book, slave, published this month, recounts the extraordinary story of how, as a 12yearold, she was brutally kidnapped from her village in the remote nuba mountains in southern sudan and. Mende 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. My true story mende nazer, damian lewis, 2003 publicaffairs 368 pp. It is their unnoticed, unrecognized, constant companion and friend. My true story, a straightforward memoir of simple, everyday horror. Her point is there are many others like her and she wrote the book for them.
Slave true story mende nazer download or read online ebook. She never once let the things done to her, break her spirit. Later made into a film, it told the harrowing story of a girl from the sudan taken into captivity, and then sold into slavery. This book provides a very personal glimpse into the story behind those headlines. Abducted by raiders from her sudanese village when she was about 12, nazer describes her decade of involuntary servitude in slave. My true story by mende nazer, damien lewis books on. Slave tells the true story of mende, who was captured in a raid on her nuba village and sold into slavery in sudan.
Dec 27, 2015 mende nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. Summary mende nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. I read this book a long time ago when i was living half the year in london and i am connected by less than six degrees to mende nazer who was a slave not so long ago she is now only 37. Denzel washingtons life advice will leave you speechless listen this everyday and change your life duration. Following a murderous raid in her native nuba village in sudan, mende nazer was kidnapped in 1994 with other native children from that area.
What makes nazer s story particularly shocking for me is its time period. Nazer was a slave in sudan and in london for eight years. Slave nazer, lewis litlovers book club recommendations. Mende nazer books list of books by author mende nazer. Feelgood theatre productions are delighted to have brought mende s story to the stage and to have worked with mende and damien lewis to ensure that the adaptation of her book slave. Mende nazer is the author of the international bestselling autobiography slave that has touched millions of lives and called many to action. In the book slave my true story by mende nazer and damien lewis 2003, mende a 12 year old girl, is stripped of her happiness, childhood and most of all, her freedom.
Books by mende nazer authors like mende nazer what should. The extraordinary story of mende nazer, a young woman who was stolen from her african village in a brutal raid and sold into modern day child slavery only to finally escape her captors in. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Slavery still thrives in many middleeastern and some african countries. The singular difference in their heroic efforts is the span of more than a century. My true story, mende nazer s spirit echoes that of sojourner truths during her journey from slave to freedom fighter. Thousands of other childslaves have suffered a similar fate. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.
Trafficked to europe and the london home of a diplomat, nazer escaped only to find she had to fight for asylum. She was granted political asylum by the british government in 2003. But seven years after she was seized and sold into slavery, she was sent to work for another master a diplomat in london. Oct 08, 2002 foreign office investigates claim that woman was kept as slave by diplomat.
May 23, 20 denzel washingtons life advice will leave you speechless listen this everyday and change your life duration. But for those of us who come from countries like sudan, freedom is wonderful and precious. It was terrible to hear when she was made a slave to arabs. Mende nazer is a ukresident, sudanese author and human rights activist. Slave by mende nazer, 9781844081165, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The shockingly grim story of how the author became a slave at the end of the 20th centurymercifully, it has an ending to lift the spirit. Her simple tribal life surrounded by a loving, united family came to an end that night.
My true story by damien lewis, mende nazer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Slave is the inspiring true story of a sudanese girl sold into slavery in 1994, at age 12. I have realized that for those who live in the west, freedom is so often something they take for granted. Dec 06, 2007 slave by mende nazer and damien lewis recounts the life of a young nuba woman from the mountains of sudan. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when arab raiders swept through her nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirtyone children, including mende. Mende nazer tells the story of her kidnap, at age 12, from an idyllic life with her family in a village in sudan, and being sold into slavery. Throughout the book, mende is tortured and told she is worthless, but never let these things get to her.
Slave reading group choices book club recommendations. It began one horrific night in 1993, when arab raiders swept through her nuba village, setting fire to the village huts and murdering the adults. Mende comes from the remote nuba tribe in sudan, and she tells the story of how slave traders came and savagely attacked her village. My true story ebook written by mende nazer, damien lewis. My true story by mende nazer, damien lewis, damian. In his fictional the underground railroad, national book award winner colson whitehead traces the escape of cora, female slave on a. Mende nazers first master, a rich arab woman, described nazer with these chilling words. The book tells the story of mende nazer in three basic parts. After being sure youre in the books category, put the title just slave will do and author just mende nazer will do in the search box. One thing that made mendes story particularly stand out to me is that we are about the same age. Slave reading guide book club discussion questions. Not too long ago i was browsing through my library at home, until i came upon this book called slave that id bought about a year ago, at a book fair.
From her childhood growing up in a nuba village to the raid on her village, being sold into slavery, her escape from. Apr 27, 2005 slave by mende nazer and damien lewis recounts the life of a young nuba woman from the mountains of sudan. The book begins nazers life story in the nuba mountains where everything appears to be comfortable and pleasant. The true story of a girls lost childhood and her fight for survival by mende nazer. As you read about nazers enslavement and her eventual run to freedom in september 2000, you will weep, rage, and shout for justice. This book is necessary for all of us to read and made me realize how fortunate i am to have human freedom and rights. Analysis of the book slave my true story by mende nazer. Mende nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. How to be productive at home from a remote work veteran. Slave by mende nazer and damien lewis recounts the life of a young nuba woman from the mountains of sudan. It was so interesting to hear about her beautiful early days in a tribe of the nuba mountains. Mende nazer is probably one of the bravest people i have ever had the pleasure of knowing about. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read slave. Her story has gone on to inspire the motion picture i am slave and the stage adaptation of her life, slave a question of freedom.
Mende nazers shocking story of modernday slavery told in the global bestseller slave touched the world. Nazer claims to have been a slave in sudan and in london for eight years. Sep 20, 2011 on slave by mende nazer and female circumcision september 20, 2011 by sesapzai bookmark the permalink. Read online, or download in secure epub format mende 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. Foreign office investigates claim that woman was kept as. The book begins nazer s life story in the nuba mountains where everything appears to be comfortable and pleasant.
Mende nazer mende nazer mendee nazur was born in the remote nuba mountains in sudan, but at the age of 12 in 1993 she was abducted during an arab raid on her village. Review of slave by mende nazer, damien lewis, plus backstory and other interesting facts about the book. On slave by mende nazer and female circumcision sesapzai. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when arab raiders swept through her. Slave true story mende nazer download or read online. Slave is the autobiographical story of mende nazers years in captivity and of her fight for freedom. She goes to school, is the baby of a doting family, and is busy enjoying her extended family and friends. Slave true story mende nazer book written by mende nazer relesead on 20050427 and published by publicaffairs. My true story by mende nazer, damien lewis, damien. The book begins by giving a detailed description of the main character, mende. Her story has gone on to inspire the motion picture i am.
In 1994, at the age of 12, nazer was plucked from her nuba mountain village in the sudan, thrown across the saddle of an arab raider from the north while other marauders burned her village and killed the adults, then raped and delivered to the underground. Damien lewis, a british journalist is well versed in the atrocities of war and slavery in sudan. See all books authored by mende nazer, including slave. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Books by mende nazer authors like mende nazer what should i read next register for free to build your own book lists. Mende was sold to a wealthy arab family who lived in sudans capital city, khartoum. Normally, mende s story never would have come to light. The true story of a girls lost childhood and her fight for survival by nazer, mende, lewis, damien isbn. Read free book excerpt from slave by mende nazer, damien lewis, page 2 of 2. Jul 22, 2016 mende nazer tells the story of her kidnap, at age 12, from an idyllic life with her family in a village in sudan, and being sold into slavery. Mende nazer ran away from the willesden green home of khartoums former acting charge daffaires two years ago.
As you read about nazer s enslavement and her eventual run to freedom in september 2000, you will weep, rage, and shout for justice. For eight years, she was a slave in sudan and in london. The raiders rounded up thirtyone young children, including mende, who was eventually sold to a wealthy arab family in sudans capital city, khartoum. Slave is the true story of mende nazer, a sudanese woman whose childhood ended when she was captured and enslaved around age 12. Slave retells the story of mende nazer, captured in 1993 at age 12 in southern sudan and taken to khartoum to work as a house slave. After enduring seven crushing years as a captive domestic worker, mende nazer was shipped to london, where she eventually managed to escape. In a desperate attempt to flee, she managed to make contact with other sudanese, who took pity on her. Mende was raped and held prisoner by her captors, and then was sold to a wealthy arab family.493 582 920 1175 1315 714 1061 1195 1084 6 1143 394 1130 1441 86 62 1297 1564 888 434 659 331 1537 334 1204 223 352 1118 265 821 920 1354 1124 929 496 1307 1562 441 49 1459 538 1423 743 101 1342 17 325 473 263 717