Posted by: LO #4 | December 1, 2011

Living as a Slave

Have you ever thought about how horrible your life is? Well you should compare your life with Mende Nazer. She was abducted by Arabic raiders when she was 12 years old. Her village was attacked and she saw people that she knew get killed. She was taken away from her village and she spent 7 years working as a slave. She was treated horribly. She was harassed, beaten, treated like an outcast, and she had her freedom taken away. This book is a true story written by her and it is about how she worked hard throughout her life as a slave so she can one day live to be free so she can go back to her village. I strongly recommend this book called Slave.

Mende Nazer was abducted from her village called Nuba in 1993, which is very recent. Before I read this book, I thought that slavery took place in the 1800s but now I know that it still takes place now. This book has four parts to this book. The first part is about how Mende grew up in her village with her family. The second part is about what she did as a slave. This part is my favorite part of the book because she fights to survive. At first, she gave up on her life but later in this part, she started to think about freedom. She wanted to live so she can be free. The third part of the book is about she went to London to work as a slave to someone else but she gets treated a lot better in London unlike Khartoum, which is the capital of Sudan. You have to read the book to find out about the last part of the book. This book has depressing parts were you will feel sad about Mende, but her going to England makes this book not as depressing as before. This book made me realize that when you go through hard times in life, everything will be alright in the end, and to think positively in life.


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