The Road of Lost Innocence

Author: Somaly Mam

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 038552854X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9812

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 trafficking—rape, torture, deprivation—until 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 foundation’s website:

The Road of Lost Innocence

Author: Somaly Mam

Publisher: Virago Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781844083466

Category: Abused children

Page: 210

View: 2818

Somaly Mam was abandoned as a baby and looked after by her grandmother until she disappeared. She was then taken into the care of a man she called 'grandfather', but was treated no better than an unpaid servant. sold. Raped at twelve, Somaly was forced to marry at fifteen and then sold to a brothel. She endured years of abuse before managing to escape. The Road of Lost Innocence is a moving account of a traumatic childhood and also the inspirational story of a determined and courageous woman devoted to helping other girls caught up in the illegal sex trade and violent underworld in Cambodia. In 1997 Somaly Mam co-founded AFESIP to combat trafficking in women and children for sexual slavery.

The Road of Lost Innocence

Author: Somaly Mam

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385526210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

View: 7635

Born in a Cambodian village, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather at age twelve. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She suffered the brutality and horrors

The Road of Lost Innocence

Author: Somaly Mam

Publisher: Hikmah

ISBN: 9789791923859


Page: 286

View: 3878

Terjebak dalam dunia yang berbahaya dan membuat putus asa ini, dia menderita dari kebrutalan dan kengerian perdagangan manusia—pemerkosaan, penyiksaan, penghinaan—sampai akhirnya dia berhasil meloloskan diri dengan bantuan seorang pekerja sukarelawan Prancis. Dikuatkan oleh kebebasan, pendidikan, dan keamanan yang baru ditemuinya, Somaly pun mekar namun terus dihantui gadis-gadis yang ditinggalkannya di rumah bordil.Memoar yang indah dan menggugah tentang tragedi dan harapan ini akan mengejutkan Anda dengan keberanian bertutur dan bertindaknya. [Mizan, Hikmah, Memoar, Human Traficking, Indonesia]

Lost Innocence

Author: Freda Vasilopoulos

Publisher: Belgrave House

ISBN: 1610846265

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 906

“Your father is alive.” The man’s statement shocks Alexa because she thought her father had died when she was young. Damian at first resents her digging into a past filled with blood and betrayals. But a murder Alexa feared she may have committed while sleepwalking makes her determined to recover the long suppressed memories of her childhood. Romantic Suspense by Freda Vasilopoulos writing as Tina Vasilos; originally published by Harlequin Intrigue

The New Slave Narrative

Author: Laura T. Murphy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231547730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

View: 9316

A century and a half after the abolition of slavery in the United States, survivors of contemporary forms of enslavement from around the world have revived a powerful tool of the abolitionist movement: first-person narratives of slavery and freedom. Just as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and others used autobiographical testimonies in the fight to eradicate slavery, today’s new slave narrators play a crucial role in shaping an antislavery agenda. Their writings unveil the systemic underpinnings of global slavery while critiquing the precarity of their hard-fought freedom. At the same time, the demands of antislavery organizations, religious groups, and book publishers circumscribe the voices of the enslaved, coopting their narratives in support of alternative agendas. In this pathbreaking interdisciplinary study, Laura T. Murphy argues that the slave narrative has reemerged as a twenty-first-century genre that has gained new currency in the context of the memoir boom, post-9/11 anti-Islamic sentiment, and conservative family-values politics. She analyzes a diverse range of dozens of book-length accounts of modern slavery from Africa, Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe, examining the narrative strategies that survivors of slavery employ to make their experiences legible and to promote a reinvigorated antislavery agenda. By putting these stories into conversation with one another, The New Slave Narrative reveals an emergent survivor-centered counterdiscourse of collaboration and systemic change that offers an urgent critique of the systems that maintain contemporary slavery, as well as of the human rights industry and the antislavery movement.

Ruthless Russian, Lost Innocence

Author: Chantelle Shaw

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426855044

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4791

Violinist Ella Stafford isn't used to parties, so it's little wonder she's overwhelmed by brooding Russian Vadim Aleksandrov! The throbbing, raw attraction places fragile English beauty Ella out of her depth… And into Vadim's arms! Soon she finds herself sharing his Mediterranean villa, attending glamorous parties and being showered with luxuries. Ella should feel elated. Yet there is darkness in Vadim's past that even Ella's virginal sweetness cannot penetrate. But will the baby she's carrying make him learn to love?

Lost Innocence

Author: Cathy Brochu

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759626812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 4749

Innocence is our innate birthright. It knows no cultural or religious boundaries, but it is a precious gift to treasure and honor. It holds the magic of our youth and provides wings to explore. When taken away without permission through incest, it leaves a heart that is an empty shell, untrusting, shamed, fearful and stripped of self-esteem. Lives are shattered, wounds become deep. There is hope. Recovery is possible. Hearts can be restored. Innocence can be reclaimed. Lives can be rich and fulfilling. I know, because I am a woman who lived the despair of a lineage of incest, and I came out the other side, happy, healthy and whole. My story is shared to present the possibility for others to come out of their silence and discover the beauty of being alive again. My hope is that the shroud of secrecy in our society around the issue of incest will be lifted, so we can begin a cultural healing that is long overdue. The book is written from my perspective as a child, in a child’s language in order to capture the experience that was my reality at a young age. The book is also written with the hope that it will heighten individuals’, families’, and communities’ awareness to the prevalence of incest. The book is based on my life from the age of fifteen-months through sixteen years. Just as my life seemed to unfold in three stages, so will the telling of my story through a series of three books: Lost Innocence, New Beginnings and Beyond Survival. Lost Innocence is the first in my trilogy.