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Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok
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Aug 19, 10

bookshelves: biography-memoir, social-issues, human-trafficking
Read in August, 2010

The story of Francis Bok's life is an amazing one, which he has shared before many audiences in person and retells here. Bok grew up in southern Sudan before he was kidnapped and forced into slavery at age seven. He managed to escape ten years later only to be enslaved by the police he went to for help for two more months. Eventually, with some surprising help, he ends up making it to America as a UN refugee. Soon he is working with anti-slavery groups, telling his story, raising awareness and helping his people. There were times reading this book that tears came to my eyes. It is a moving story, hopefully moving more of us to work to end slavery in our world.
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