Foreword: The Imperative to Listen and Then Act; G.Steinem Introduction: Behind the Stories: Modern Day Slavery in Context; J.Sage& L.Kasten The Journey of an Orphan: In and Out of Bondage from Haiti to Connecticut; M.Slattery I Am Not Abeeda: Surviving Ten Years of Slavery in Sudan; A.Bak Snapshots from My Life as a Slave in America; J.Leighton Trapped on the Balcony: The Tale of a Sri Lankan Held Hostage in Lebanon; B.Fernando Rescue by Email: The Desperate Plight of an Au Pair in Cairo; S.Juma Laogai: Inside China's Forgotten Forced Labor Camps; H.Wu Atop the Second Wave: Testimony from a Belarus Prison; Sveta Amazing Grace in Mauritania: A Slave Owner's Awakening; A.Nasser Ould Yessa Epilogue: Where You Come In; J.Sage& L.Kasten
JESSE SAGE is associate director of the American Anti-Slavery Group. Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, Pacifica Radio, and has spoken widely across the country. Fast Company recognized him as one of its "Fast 50" social innovators for his development of activist web-portal iAbolish.com. LIORA KASTEN is a former director of the American Anti-Slavery Group. She is currently pursuing her MA in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. They live in Massachusetts.
'Just as nineteenth-century slave narratives forced readers to admit the humanity of slaves, the stories in Enslaved force us to admit that slavery still exists.' - Gloria Steinem 'The chilling stories that make up Enslaved describe with terrible immediacy some of the forms enslavement now takes, from the markets of Mauritania to the suburbs of Miami. Nowadays, the word silence is often used in relation to slavery - the complicit silence echoing in the halls of commerce and power; the unheard shout of the distant, illiterate slave. On the eve of this bicentenary, we are assailed by a multitude of voices, and cannot but be gripped by their enduring urgency.' - The Daily Telegraph 'Apparently, a good book is one that gives you an insight into humanity. If true then this one is the epitome of such a work...It highlights how we can all be awoken and change.' - Charlotte Haines-Lyon & Andrew Chapman, www.surefish.co.uk