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I Am Not Your Slave
I Am Not Your Slave

I Am Not Your Slave

A Memoir


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB, Cloth

Cloth, $27.99 (CA $37.99) (US $27.99)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9781641602372

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jan 2020)
Lawrence Hill Books


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The shocking memoir of a young girl who was abducted at the age of sixteen in 2006 from southwestern Africa and forced into sexual slavery

I Am Not Your Slave is the shocking true story of a young African girl, Tupa, who was abducted from southwestern Africa and funneled through an extensive yet almost completely unknown human trafficking network spanning the entire African continent. As she is transported from the point of her abduction on a remote farm near the Namibian-Angolan border and channeled to her ultimate destination in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, her three-year odyssey exposes the brutal horrors of a modern day middle passage. During her ordeal, Tupa encounters members of Africa's notorious gangs, terrifying witchdoctors, mysterious middlemen from China, corrupt police and border officials, Arab smugglers and high-ranking United Nations officials. And of course, Tupa meets her fellow trafficking victims, young women and girls from around the world. Tupa's incredible experience, including her daring escape and eventual return home, sheds light on the most shocking aspects of modern day slavery today, as well as the essential determination to be free. 

Author Biography

Tupa Tjipombo is the pseudonym of a Namibian woman who is currently pursuing her college degree in her homeland. She spends much of her free time volunteering at a shelter for orphaned and vulnerable children. Chris Lockhart, PhD, has worked across sub-Saharan Africa on a wide variety of development projects in the areas of public health, poverty reduction, conservation and journalism. He is a widely published academic author. He currently lives and works in Namibia as a global health consultant for international development agencies.