The Road Of Lost Innocence Paperback – 3 Dec 2009
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** 'Sold into prostitution in Cambodia as a small child, Mam has survived a trauma that is almost beyond the imaginative reach of memoir ... driven by a sense of purpose greater than the self, and related with a haunting directness (GUARDIAN)
** 'Somaly Mam is my candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is living proof that one woman can change the fate of others (AYAAN HIRSI ALI)
** 'Written deftly and sparely, this story easily transcends the current rash of 'misery (life-stories. Somaly Mam has no truck with sensationalism or self pity: action for change is patently what she is all about.')
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING (** 'This is a book about how one person's courage can make a difference')
The true story of an orphaned Cambodian girl who spent her childhood in slavery and prostitution and now combats trafficking. Somaly Mam has a strong international profile and supporters include Hillary Clinton, the Queen of Spain and Angelina Jolie.See all Product Description
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HIS ENTIRE BOOK IS A LIE AND IS PURE FICTION!
SOMALY MAM SEX TRAFFICKING IS A SCAM AND FRAUD.
SOMALY MAM HAS RESIGNED FROM HER ORGANISATION BECAUSE OF LIES SHE TOLD TO THE
On May 28, 2014 Somaly Mam was forced to resign from the Somaly Mam Foundation and was proven to be lying about being a victim of Sex Trafficking and forcing girls to lie about being victims. She was then forced to step down from one of the most successful anti-sex trafficking organizations in the world. She was committing fraud and stealing money from the public by providing them with false sex trafficking horror stories that were lies to send money to the Somaly Mam and Afesip charities.Read more ›
They are sold, stolen, raped, beaten and often killed. This is their story told in a beautifully written style, with some photographs, by a Cambodian who escaped the system and has spent the rest of her life trying to help, save and rebuild the lives of her fellow countrywomen, and to tell the world, particularly men, what is actually going on and what it is like for the women.
She says that there are more than 50,000 sex slaves in Cambodia; 1 in 40 girls will be sold into sex slavery.
Writing the book, she says, makes her sick, gives her nightmares; she showers and cries, but 'what can one do?'
Although the subject is horrifying, there is no hint of 'Poor Me!' - the whole book is powerful, informative and inspirational.
It is hard to believe that life for these girls could be worse than it was, but this seems to be the reality. Even though the author is open and honest about her experience, with her naked emotions, I don't think we can truly comprehend what life is like for them even after reading such a candid account. She keeps asking, with almost child-like honesty, why would human do this to other human beings, whether it was the family who sold the girls to the trade, or husbands who abused their wife, or the pimps who "punished" their girls with physical or psychological tortures, or the clients who were violent?Read more ›
We think we have hardship in the West, for the majority we truly are unthankful and ungrateful and dont know what hardship is! It would help everyone if they had to study something like this at school....would recommend as a captivating read for men women and youth.
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There are many disturbing accounts of sexual slavery and forced child prostitution which made it difficult to read because of the grave sadness that these horrible things are... Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2014 by redeyeblues
This book was one of my top 5 best books I have read. I cried my eyes out. It is touching and insightful. It is also inspirational to read.Published on 25 Oct. 2013 by J. Micallef
How we as human beings can treat other in war and peace though no fault of our own. Thought provoking.Published on 7 Sept. 2013 by Mr R. King
A great read, sorrowful, shocking in parts. Small pre-pubecent girls sold or kidnapped and used as prostitutes. Read morePublished on 8 May 2013 by elldeetee
Very good and eyeopening book. Sad and moving story. Swallowed it in one sitting while traveling in Cambodia. Would definitely recommend to a friend.Published on 6 Mar. 2012 by tuskawa