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The road of lost innocence, Somaly Mam with Ruth Marshall

Label
The road of lost innocence
Title
The road of lost innocence
Statement of responsibility
Somaly Mam with Ruth Marshall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Born in a Cambodian village, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather at age twelve. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking--rape, torture, deprivation--until she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker. Emboldened by her newfound freedom, education, and security, Somaly blossomed but remained haunted by the girls in the brothels she left behind. This book tells the story of her awakening as an activist and her harrowing and brave fight against the powerful and corrupt forces that steal the lives of these girls. She has built shelters, started schools, and founded an organization that has so far saved more than four thousand women and children in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.--From publisher description
Member of
Summary
A Cambodian woman sold into sexual slavery at the age of twelve describes the horrors she experienced until she managed to escape, and her role as an activist and advocate for the victimized young women whom she has rescued from the region's brothels
Tone
Writing style
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
Biography type
contains biographical information
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275539
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mam, Somaly
Dewey number
  • 362.76092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ242.3.A5
LC item number
M3613 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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1961-
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Marshall, Ruth
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True
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  • Child prostitution
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Children
  • Mam, Somaly
  • Afesip (Organization)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of a Cambodian heroine
Label
The road of lost innocence, Somaly Mam with Ruth Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in France as Le silence de l'innocence by Editions Anne Carrière, Paris, in 2005"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn233635036
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 193 p.
Isbn
9780385526210
Lccn
2008028302
System control number
(OCoLC)233635036
Label
The road of lost innocence, Somaly Mam with Ruth Marshall
Publication
Note
"Originally published in France as Le silence de l'innocence by Editions Anne Carrière, Paris, in 2005"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn233635036
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 193 p.
Isbn
9780385526210
Lccn
2008028302
System control number
(OCoLC)233635036

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