River of Innocents
"Majlinda's story should stand as a global call to arms in the fight against trafficking." -Anti-Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit, United ... Show synopsis "Majlinda's story should stand as a global call to arms in the fight against trafficking." -Anti-Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Today there are tens of thousands of slaves in America and millions more around the world. RIVER OF INNOCENTS follows the seventeen-year-old Majlinda into the dark world of transnational sex slavery, where she struggles to hold on to her humanity in a place where there are no human rights but only human wrongs. She has no control over her life or even her body, yet where people are disposable, where rape is part of the normal day, and where guards watch her every move, Majlinda strives to create a family out of the stolen children around her and to give them hope when all they know is fear. RIVER OF INNOCENTS is a novel about that hope and that terrible fear, about ideals in the face of despair, about the strength we find in ourselves when others need us, and about slavery as it is. If we are to end today's slavery, we must first know of it: here is the story of Majlinda's long struggle to be free.