Slavery in Britain did not end with Wilberforce. They may be largely invisible to us, but living in our midst are thousands of slaves.
Rahila Gupta seeks out five escapees and persuades them to tell us their stories in this compelling and revealing book.
We meet a pregnant child from Sierra Leone who was locked up in a London house as a domestic slave; a Russian teenager trafficked into prostitution; a Chinese man, living in fear of the Triads; a religious Somali woman who had to exchange sex for food; and, a young Punjabi woman forced into marriage and repeatedly abused by her husband.
These are the stories of those who have escaped, through a combination of courage, timing, luck and the humanity of those who helped them.
Their testimonies are harrowing but we cannot leave them unheard.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2008
- Category: Slavery & abolition of slavery
- ISBN: 9781846270666