7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Sad, painful, true
, 17 Jun. 2011
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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