Survivors of Slavery

Author: Laura T. Murphy
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231535755
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Social Science

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against their will, under the threat of violence, with little or no means of escape. Representing a variety of circumstances in diverse contexts, these survivors are the Frederick Douglasses, Sojourner Truths, and Olaudah Equianos of our time, testifying to the widespread existence of a human rights tragedy and the urgent need to address it. Through storytelling and firsthand testimony, this anthology shapes a twenty-first-century narrative that many believe died with the end of slavery in the Americas. Organized around such issues as the need for work, the punishment of defiance, and the move toward activism, the collection isolates the causes, mechanisms, and responses to slavery that allow the phenomenon to endure. Enhancing scholarship in women's studies, sociology, criminology, law, social work, and literary studies, the text establishes a common trajectory of vulnerability, enslavement, captivity, escape, and recovery, creating an invaluable resource for activists, scholars, legislators, and service providers.

The SAGE Handbook of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Author: Jennifer Bryson Clark
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781526450463
Release Date: 2018-12-29
Genre: Social Science

Millions of people around the world are forced to work without pay and under threat of violence. These individuals can be found working in brothels, factories, mines, farm field, restaurants, construction sites and private homes: many have been tricked by human traffickers and lured by false promises of good jobs or education, some are forced to work at gunpoint, while others are trapped by phony debts from unscrupulous moneylenders. The SAGE Handbook of Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and global look at the diverse issues surrounding human trafficking and slavery in the post-1945 environment. Covering everything from history, literature and politics to economics, international law and geography, this Handbook is essential reading for academics and researchers, as well as for policy-makers and non-governmental organisations

Echt Mutig

Author: Deborah Meroff
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783730947586
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Religion

Dieses Buch soll Dich aus der Ruhe bringen. Denn es stellt Lebensgeschichten und Fakten aus dem Leben von Frauen zusammen, die Dich nicht unberührt lassen können. Sie wollen Dich schockieren, betrüben und erzürnen, wie sie die Autorin bei ihrer Recherche geschockt, betrübt und erzürnt haben. Doch dieses Buch soll Dich auch ermutigen. Du liest von Frauen aus "Gottes Such- und Rettungsteam", die keine Superstars sind. Sie wurden von der Autorin ausgewählt, weil sie die gleichen gewöhnlichen Ängste und Schwächen haben, die wir alle kennen. Und während sich keine dieser Frauen in der Lage fühlte, die Welt zu verändern, war jede einzelne bereit, durch Gottes Gnade ein kleines Gebiet dieser Welt in Angriff zu nehmen. Du liest was geschehen kann, wenn einzelne Frauen es zulassen, wie Mutter Teresa es ausdrückte, "ein Bleistift in der Hand eines schreibenden Gottes zu sein, der Liebesbriefe an die Welt sendet". "Das Buch ist ein Weckruf, den erschütternden Nöten von Frauen in unserer heutigen Welt als Christen zu begegnen! Es ist ein eindringlicher Aufruf zum Gebet und zur Aktion!" Frank Hinkelmann Deborah Meroff arbeitet als Journalistin für OM International. Im Rahmen ihrer Arbeit bereiste sie über 80 Länder. Meroff ist Autorin zahlreicher Bücher und schreibt für mehrere Zeitschriften. Sie lebt in London, Großbritannien.

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights

Author: Sophia A. McClennen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317696285
Release Date: 2018-02-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to this emerging field, offering a broad overview of human rights and literature while providing innovative readings on key topics. The first of its kind, this volume covers essential issues and themes, necessarily crossing disciplines between the social sciences and humanities. Sections cover: subjects, with pieces on subjectivity, humanity, identity, gender, universality, the particular, the body forms, visiting the different ways human rights stories are crafted and formed via the literary, the visual, the performative, and the oral contexts, tracing the development of the literature over time and in relation to specific regions and historical events impacts, considering the power and limits of human rights literature, rhetoric, and visual culture Drawn from many different global contexts, the essays offer an ideal introduction for those approaching the study of literature and human rights for the first time, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in new directions for future scholarship. Contributors: Chris Abani, Jonathan E. Abel, Elizabeth S. Anker, Arturo Arias, Ariella Azoulay, Ralph Bauer, Anna Bernard, Brenda Carr Vellino, Eleni Coundouriotis, James Dawes, Erik Doxtader, Marc D. Falkoff, Keith P. Feldman, Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Audrey J. Golden, Mark Goodale, Barbara Harlow, Wendy S. Hesford, Peter Hitchcock, David Holloway, Christine Hong, Madelaine Hron, Meg Jensen, Luz Angélica Kirschner, Susan Maslan, Julie Avril Minich, Alexandra Schultheis Moore, Greg Mullins, Laura T. Murphy, Hanna Musiol, Makau Mutua, Zoe Norridge, David Palumbo-Liu, Crystal Parikh, Katrina M. Powell, Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Mark Sanders, Karen-Magrethe Simonsen, Joseph R. Slaughter, Sharon Sliwinski, Sidonie Smith, Domna Stanton, Sarah G. Waisvisz, Belinda Walzer, Ban Wang, Julia Watson, Gillian Whitlock and Sarah Winter.

Grace s War

Author: Debbie Watkins
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781973603146
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Fiction

GRACES WAR is the story of one womans journey to rescue girls from human slavery. Although fictional, much of the book is inspired by the true accounts and situations of thousands of women and girls from around the world who suffer at the hands of brutal traffickers. It is the powerful story of Grace, an English teacher, who finds deliverance from her own addictions and fears at a little orphanage, The Cielo, in the Colombian hills. A series of events unfold and Grace is led by God from Colombia to India where she is used to help victims of human trafficking find their own freedom. Grace is finally delivered from the overwhelming effects of her own struggles by helping others to overcome theirs. The changing destinations and fulfilled dreams of the women and girls she meets are central to the books message of grace and redemption. Amongst those she meets along the way are: DivyaA young Indian girl sold into debt slavery and prostitution. Stolen one night from a quarry in rural Thane, will she find her loved ones again? AayanaKidnapped by a warlord from her village in Somalia to fight in his army, the Somali girl faces a perilous future till she meets the One they call Jesus Christ. Where will her new life take her? AlishaBeautiful and sensitive, Alisha is kidnapped as a girl and sold into the sex trade of Mumbais red-light district. Another tragedy in her life leads her to the greatest of all Loves, but at what price? During the course of her journey, Graces life becomes closely connected to the enigmatic priest, Joseph. And then there is Mark, an aid worker with a heart as wide as the Ganges. Will Grace ever find love? Exquisitely detailed characters and settings form the backdrop to this extraordinary tale. The many spiritual gems woven into the fabric of the story will resonate with the personal battles we all face and will captivate and enthrall readers at the outset.


Author: Zana Muhsen
Publisher: Little Brown GBR
ISBN: 0751509515
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped at the chance. Aged 15 and 13 respectively, Zana and her sister discovered that they had been literally sold into marriage, and that on their arrival they were virtually prisoners. They had to adapt to a completely alien way of life, with no running water, dung-plastered walls, frequent beatings, and the ordeal of childbirth on bare floors with only old women in attendance. After eight years of misery and humiliation Zana succeeded in escaping, but her sister is still there, and it seems likely that she will now never leave the country where she has spent more than half her life. This is an updated edition of Zana's account of her experiences.


Author: Patricia McCormick
ISBN: 3596852439
Release Date: 2008

Ein Leben ohne Rechte: Lakshmi ist zwölf, als sie von ihrem Stiefvater verkauft und von Nepal nach Indien verschleppt wird. Sie glaubt dort als Dienstmädchen arbeiten zu können, merkt aber bald, dass sie als Prostituierte arbeiten soll. Mit anderen Mädchen eingesperrt, wird sie von der hartherzigen Bordellbesitzerin Mumtaz überwacht, zur Prostitution gezwungen und ausgebeutet. Zudem muss sie erkennen, dass sie ihre "Schuld" niemals wird abarbeiten können, um wieder frei zu sein und heimzukehren. Lakshmi schöpft erst wieder Hoffnung, als ein Fremder auftaucht und ihr von einem Ort erzählt, wo Mädchen wie sie, ein neues Leben beginnen können... Die Autorin verbrachte mehrere Monate in Nepal und Indien, sprach mit vielen betroffenen Frauen. Jährlich erleiden über 12'000 nepalesische Mädchen das gleiche Schicksal. Manche, die durch Hilfsorganisationen gerettet worden sind, gehen in die Dörfer und klären die Mädchen auf. In einfacher direkter Sprache erleben wir Lakshmis Schicksal mit. Ein Buch, das erschüttert, betroffen macht. Es erhielt mehrere Auszeichnungen. ab 15 Jahren, *****, Denise Racine.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105120221028
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Women


Author: Yaa Gyasi
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832189655
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Fiction

Obwohl Effia und Esi Schwestern sind, lernen sie sich nie kennen, denn ihre Lebenswege verlaufen von Anfang an getrennt. Im Ghana des 18. Jahrhunderts heiratet Effia einen Engländer, der im Sklavenhandel zu Reichtum und Macht gelangt. Esi dagegen wird als Sklavin nach Amerika verkauft. Während Effias Nachkommen über Jahrhunderte Opfer oder Profiteure des Sklavenhandels werden, kämpfen Esis Kinder und Kindeskinder ums Überleben: auf den Plantagen der Südstaaten, während des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges, der Großen Migration, in den Kohleminen Alabamas und dann, im 20. Jahrhundert, in den Jazzclubs und Drogenhäusern Harlems. Hat die vorerst letzte Generation schließlich die Chance, einen Platz in der Gesellschaft zu finden, den sie Heimat nennen kann und wo man nicht als Menschen zweiter Klasse angesehen wird? Mit einer enormen erzählerischen Kraft zeichnet Yaa Gyasi die Wege der Frauen und ihrer Nachkommen über Generationen bis in die Gegenwart hinein. ›Heimkehren‹ ist ein bewegendes Stück Literatur von beeindruckender politischer Aktualität. New-York-Times-Bestseller Das Hörbuch erscheint am 4. August bei DAV, gelesen von 14 Sprecherinnen und Sprechern: Bibiana Beglau, Wanja Mues, Britta Steffenhagen, Götz Schubert, Johann von Bülow, Stefan Kaminski, Felix Goeser, Bjarne Mädel, Max Mauff, Rike Schmid, Jodie Ahlborn, Jule Böwe, Judith Engel, Lisa Wagner

A Modern Form of Slavery

Author: Asia Watch Committee (U.S.)
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 156432107X
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Social Science

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Author: Mende Nazer
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9780786738977
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Social Science

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.