Slave: My True Story

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PublicAffairs, Apr 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
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Mende Nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when Arab raiders swept through her Nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirty-one children, including Mende.

Mende was sold to a wealthy Arab family who lived in Sudan's capital city, Khartoum. So began her dark years of enslavement. Her Arab owners called her "Yebit," or "black slave." She called them "master." She was subjected to appalling physical, sexual, and mental abuse. She slept in a shed and ate the family leftovers like a dog. She had no rights, no freedom, and no life of her own.

Normally, Mende's story never would have come to light. But seven years after she was seized and sold into slavery, she was sent to work for another master—a diplomat working in the United Kingdom. In London, she managed to make contact with other Sudanese, who took pity on her. In September 2000, she made a dramatic break for freedom.

Slave is a story almost beyond belief. It depicts the strength and dignity of the Nuba tribe. It recounts the savage way in which the Nuba and their ancient culture are being destroyed by a secret modern-day trade in slaves. Most of all, it is a remarkable testimony to one young woman's unbreakable spirit and tremendous courage.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
part one my childhood with the nuba
7
My Home
9
Ba and Me
26
A FamilyWedding
39
TheArab School
47
OfSnakes and Spirits
53
The Wrestling Time
62
Hospital Horrors
180
Revenge
192
Rescue Me
196
OfSlavery and Chastity
202
London Bound?
210
Theyre Alive
214
New Millennium New Slave
219
part three journey to freedom
227

The Cutting Time
78
My Dream
84
part two into slavery
91
Allahu Akhbar
93
The Dark Forest
101
To Khartoum
110
The Slave Traders
118
Sold
130
Master Rahab
137
No Escape
151
Blood Rites
158
Death Threats
163
Identity Crisis
170
Telling Lies
229
Nanus Story
237
Fear ofFlying
247
False Hopes
258
Death Wish
279
Salvation
288
part four truly free?
309
Fear ofFreedom
311
Desperately Seeking Asylum
319
Sanctuary
329
A Notefrom Damien Lewis
337
Acknowledgments
347
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About the author (2009)

Mende Nazer is approximately twenty-three years old (the Nuba keep no record of birth dates). She was granted political asylum by the British government in 2003. She currently lives in London.

Damien Lewis is a British journalist who has reported widely from Sudan and helped Mende escape. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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