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Slave

My True Story

By Mende Nazer, Damien Lewis

Slave
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  • Hardcover: Jan 2004,
    368 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2005,
    352 pages.

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Krystle (10/08/11)

AMAZING!
I read Slave for my semester book report. I have no idea why I chose this book, I was just drawn to it, but I'm extremely glad I read it. Slave is one of the best books I have ever read (and I read a lot) It is an eye opener that modern slavery does exist and people are still treated as possessions this book is a must read! Best book ever! (I couldn't stop reading until I finished it)
Nicholas Walling (10/27/10)

inspiring
Slave is just a book that will inspire you, broaden your knowledge, make you want to do something, and make you realize just how cruel this world really is.
Gai Mawut (12/03/09)

Shame the devil
Many books have been written about Sudanese civil wars and ensuing sufferings of the civilians under NIF , but non has ever captured the true magnitude of the suffering than the Slave . I have just finished reading it , but while I was reading I kept on crying and cursing at the same time . I am a Sudanese who has closely seen all this deadly hate, but I was very moved by hearing the same from another witness like me and who have suffered a lot more in the hands of our enemies . After reading Mende's story , I am left with a lot of questions and doubts of possibility of peace between Arabs and the Africans. While Africans tend to have hearts for unity , Arabs' attitudes towards non Arabs and Muslims would never make things easier .

Mende, if you could read this , I am proud of you and your courage to tell your story . It's OUR story and it has opened people's eyes to the sufferings of the Africans in Sudan . May God bless you and inspire you some more to stand up for the cause of Human society .
Angela (03/02/09)

Touching
When I read this book I was only 13. I had gone shopping with my mom for my birthday and stopped into the bookstore. It drew my attention because I love biographies. It was hard for me, my brother is the same age as her and all I could think about is that my brother is in America and doing just fine, but this girl almost my age being tormented by her own people. I cried during this book. After reading it I wanted to learn more about the slavery in Sudan so I researched it. It is just wrong what Mende went through. I love you Mende and good luck with the future. This writer is still thirteen.
Siun (09/18/08)

Thank you Mende
I was deeply affected by Mende's book. Once I started reading it I could not put it down and read it late into the night. She is a courageous young lady, and whilst reading this book, i wanted to put my arms around her and give her comfort and protect her from the appalling cruelty shown to her. Growing up in Ireland in the 70's, I thought we had it hard - compared to this , we lived and do live like lords. Her deep appreciation for the most simple things in life, should be a lesson to us all. Well done Mende, you achieved what you needed to with this book, and should be proud.
vicky (06/18/08)

sad,touching and heart broken
When I read this book I was only 14 years age. This book has inspired me a lot because of the way this book was written and the difficulties that Mende has to go through. When I first read this book I thought I was there with Mende feeling her pain as mine own pain too. I never thought people can do this things to other Human being. I mean human are human and we are all the same it just that we as human we judged each other by the way look and colour we have. I wish Mende the best for her future wish her best luck to find what she is looking for and unite with her family....
This book has touch me and its a heart broken story to read of what Mende went through. Its the best book I have ever read.... I will never forget the pain of the book and Mende. I will pray for You Mende good luck. Vicky 15 years of age.
Sian Otimi (05/27/08)

Slave
I was really enjoyed this book, it gave me insight of whats going on in Sudan, and how Arabs look down on black coloured people.
Kittykat (06/22/07)

a cry from the inside
This book has moved me like no other book has ever done. I have only turned 15 this year, and when I read about the harrowing experiences that Mende was subjected to, I wept openly. I never knew that such injustice was possible, and to an innocent child at that. In school, we are taught how to multiply, how to write chemical equations, how to spell 'adaptation.' But all this time, we are blind to the inhumane acts that are occurring all over the world. The journey of Mende is heart-wrenching, and told with such candour. I know I shall never forget it.
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