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4.0 out of 5 stars Sad, painful, true, 17 Jun. 2011
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This review is from: Radhika's Story: Surviving Human Trafficking (Paperback)
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It's a gripping story, no doubt about it. And everyone loves a story of hope - of someone overcoming difficulty and rising above. It's a universal narrative for a reason.

I didn't like the fact that there were fictionalised sections - I think it would have been more powerful had these been left out. And it also bothered me *immensely* that the writer was a white, Western woman - I have no idea where the profits from this book are going, and the idea of someone profitting from this desperate story is appalling. It also smacks somewhat of exploitism - somewhat the same problem many have with Slumdog Millionaire.

That said, it is a great read, with fascinating cultural background, and you can't help but root for Radhika all the way through.
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Initial post: 8 Sep 2011 22:29:32 BDT
Catriona,

Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review Radhika's Story. In answer to the points you raise, it was researched and written with her full consent and the author's royalties are pledged to her and her son.

Kindest Regards

Sharon Hendry
Author - Radhika's Story
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