Somaly Mam was abandoned as a baby and looked after by her grandmother until she disappeared.
She was then taken into the care of a man she called 'grandfather', but was treated no better than an unpaid servant. sold. Raped at twelve, Somaly was forced to marry at fifteen and then sold to a brothel.
She endured years of abuse before managing to escape.
The Road of Lost Innocence is a moving account of a traumatic childhood and also the inspirational story of a determined and courageous woman devoted to helping other girls caught up in the illegal sex trade and violent underworld in Cambodia. In 1997 Somaly Mam co-founded AFESIP to combat trafficking in women and children for sexual slavery.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, 8pp of colour photos
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/05/2008
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781844083466