Survivors of Slavery

Modern-Day Slave Narratives

Author: Laura T. Murphy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535759

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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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.
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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights

Author: Sophia A. McClennen,Alexandra Schultheis Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317696271

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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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.
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Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Author: Lila Abu-Lughod

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674726332

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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Do Muslim Women Need Saving? is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam. It offers a detailed, moving portrait of the actual experiences of ordinary Muslim women, and of the contingencies with which they live.
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A Story of Modern-day Slavery

Author: Zana Muhsen,Andrew Crofts

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780751509519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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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.
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The Post-colonial Question

Common Skies, Divided Horizons

Author: Iain Chambers,Lidia Curti

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415108577

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Brings together renowed and emerging critical voices to respond to the questions raised by the concept of the 'post-colonial'. The contributors explore the diverse cultures which are shaping our global future.
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Grace's War

One Woman’S Journey to Rescue Girls from Modern Slavery . . .

Author: Debbie Watkins

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973603144

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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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.
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Slave

My True Story

Author: Mende Nazer,Damien Lewis

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 0786738979

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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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.
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Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale, Bluebeard's Egg, The Blind Assassin

Author: Margaret Reynolds,Jonathan Noakes

Publisher: Vintage Uk

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Margaret Atwood. This guide will deal with her themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich sourch of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.
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The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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