Slave: The True Story of a Girl's Lost Childhood and Her Fight for Survival

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Mende Nazir's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the Nuba mountains of Sudan. She was abducted and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. For seven long years she was kept as a domestic slave, an 'abid', without any pay or a single day off. Passed on, like a parcel, by her master to a relative in London, Mende eventually managed to escape to freedom. Slave is 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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