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The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine

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ISBN13: 9780385526227
ISBN10: 0385526229
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A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation.

A riveting, raw, and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hope

Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. Trapped in this dangerous and desperate world, she suffered the brutality and horrors of human traffickingrape, torture, deprivationuntil she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker. Emboldened by her newfound freedom, education, and security, Somaly blossomed but remained haunted by the girls in the brothels she left behind.

Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence recounts the experiences of her early life and tells the story of her awakening as an activist and her harrowing and brave fight against the powerful and corrupt forces that steal the lives of these girls. She has orchestrated raids on brothels and rescued sex workers, some as young as five and six; she has built shelters, started schools, and founded an organization that has so far saved more than four thousand women and children in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Her memoir will leave you awestruck by her tenacity and courage and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change.

To learn more about how you can help fight human trafficking, visit the foundations website: www.somaly.org.

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A riveting and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hope-by a woman named to Time magazines list of the 100 most influential people in the world

Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She suffered unspeakable acts of brutality and witnessed horrors that would haunt her for the rest of her life-until, in her early twenties, she managed to escape. Unable to forget the girls she left behind, Mam became a tenacious and brave leader in the fight against human trafficking, rescuing sex workers-some as young as five and six-offering them shelter, rehabilitation, healing, and love and leading them into new life.

Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence is a memoir that will leave you awestruck by the courage and strength of this extraordinary woman and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change.

About the Author

Somaly Mam is the cofounder of AFESIP (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations) in Europe and The Somaly Mam Foundation in the United States, whose goal is to save and socially reintegrate victims of sexual slavery in Southeast Asia. She was named Glamour's Woman of theYear in 2006. She lives in Cambodia and France.

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Chris in Huntington Beach, September 17, 2011 (view all comments by Chris in Huntington Beach)
This is most incredible story of survival I have ever read. While reading the first half of the book you cannot imagine the author could have survived except for the fact you are holding her book in your hand. She is an inspiration for anyone, especially those interested in improving conditions for women and children worldwide.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385526227
Author:
Mam, Somaly
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Introduction by:
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
Introduction:
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
Foreword by:
Kristof, Nicholas D.
Foreword:
Kristof, Nicholas D.
Author:
Somaly Mam
Author:
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
Author:
Kristof, Nicholas D.
Author:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Child prostitution - Cambodia
Subject:
Child sexual abuse - Cambodia
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
cambodia;memoir;non-fiction;biography;prostitution;slavery;autobiography;human trafficking;women;child abuse
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.04x5.74x.57 in. .42 lbs.

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Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Asia » Cambodia
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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"Synopsis" by , A riveting and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hope-by a woman named to Time magazines list of the 100 most influential people in the world

Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She suffered unspeakable acts of brutality and witnessed horrors that would haunt her for the rest of her life-until, in her early twenties, she managed to escape. Unable to forget the girls she left behind, Mam became a tenacious and brave leader in the fight against human trafficking, rescuing sex workers-some as young as five and six-offering them shelter, rehabilitation, healing, and love and leading them into new life.

Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence is a memoir that will leave you awestruck by the courage and strength of this extraordinary woman and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change.

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