Friday, September 21, 2012

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave (2011)

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave

Trafficked (2011) followed the story of Elena, a young widow living with her mother and young daughter named Lilian. she was first lured by a job mentioned by her friend Natalie. she will need to leave behind her mother and daughter for a month, travel to Italy for the job before settling down and bringing them there. however, she was kidnapped, drugged, beaten and raped, held in physical captive as the men who owned her and the men who bought her services used her body endlessly. when her escape attempt failed, she was sold to a worst environment in British.

i first came across the book assuming that it was a biography, only to learn that it was fictional. however, the story was equally eerie as i followed Elena through her struggles, physically as well as emotionally. although we were aware of such dealings underground, it was difficult to imagine how Trafficking worked until i finished the book. the part where the police officers became the "customers" was absolutely enraging. they were such humiliation and disgrace to the world.

author: Sibel Hodge
published: 2011
genre: Thriller

1 comment :

  1. serious stuff though.
    The part with the policemen, if it happened in Britain is implausible, but other countries, not so much...