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Remember: There is always someone worse off than you!,
This review is from: Sold: One woman's true account of modern slavery: Story of Modern-day Slavery (Paperback)
I was first introduced to Zana's plight through a documentary about her story that I watched during an RE lesson at school. I was appauled by her story, that this can happen in the modern world and still continues today. Reading the book was even harder. I felt so sorry for Zana and it made me realise just how lucky I was to live in a 'Free' country where we can make the most of Equal Oppertunities. Zana's story is a nightmare come true, but I admire her for her courage and determination to get back home - which she has done, and I also admire her strength and courage to continue her fight against the political red tape that is stopping her sister being free. Reading the book brings out a range of emotions for the reader: Sympathy for Zana and Nadia, Hatred and Anger towards the men that inflicted this pain and misery on them, and for the authorities that chose to ignore their situation, and admiration for their brave mother who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to try to free the daughters she loves. It makes you cry but at the same time you can't put it down, and when you do you have to read the sequal 'A Promise to Nadia'. I often wonder how I would cope under Nadia's cicumstances, and I think I know the answer: I wouldn't. Zana and Nadia's strenth and determination inspires you and forces you to take a good look at the world we live in as well as reminding you never to take anything especially your freedom for granted. It also proves that the old Cliche is true: There is always someone out there worse off than you! So next time you're having 'one of those days' think of Nadia Muhsen, millions of miles away from her family - she'd give anything to be back in Britain and have 'one of those days' again!