By Damien Lewis, Mende Nazer
Mende Nazer misplaced her early life at age twelve, while she used to be bought into slavery. all of it started one terrible evening in 1993, while Arab raiders swept via her Nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirty-one youngsters, together with Mende.
Mende was once bought to a filthy rich Arab kin who lived in Sudan's capital urban, Khartoum. So started her darkish years of enslavement. Her Arab vendors referred to as her "Yebit," or "black slave." She referred to as them "master." She used to be subjected to appalling actual, sexual, and psychological abuse. She slept in a shed and ate the kin leftovers like a puppy. She had no rights, no freedom, and no lifetime of her own.
Normally, Mende's tale by no means may have come to gentle. yet seven years after she used to be seized and bought into slavery, she used to be despatched to paintings for an additional master—a diplomat operating within the uk. In London, she controlled to make touch with different Sudanese, who took pity on her. In September 2000, she made a dramatic holiday for freedom.
Slave is a narrative virtually past trust. It depicts the power and dignity of the Nuba tribe. It recounts the savage approach within which the Nuba and their historical tradition are being destroyed by means of a mystery modern day exchange in slaves. such a lot of all, it's a amazing testimony to at least one younger woman's unbreakable spirit and large braveness.