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ISBN13: 9781586483180
ISBN10: 1586483188
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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.


A shocking true story of contemporary slavery: A young girl, snatched from her tribal village in Africa, survives enslavement in Sudan and London before making a courageous escape to freedom

About the Author

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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Sammy2009, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Sammy2009)
I had to put this book down a few times because my eyes started to tear up. Her story is inspirational, yet disturbing at the same time. The abuse she went through and the way she found her way out of it is something I will remember for a longtime. I brought this book with me everywhere, it was that good.
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katb, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by katb)
This book opened my eyes to the slave trade in modern day. A must read for everyone who thinks slavery was abolished at the time of the Civil War. Stories like Ms. Nazer's continue to crop up these days-- just watch the news.
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lilliantkl, February 12, 2007 (view all comments by lilliantkl)
very sad and touching to realize the reality of what some people are going through.
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Lewis, Damien
Lewis, Damien
Lewis, Damien
Nazer, Mende
Nazar, Mende
Personal Memoirs
General Biography
Nuba (African people)
Nazer, Mende
Biography - General
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