Thanks to my dear friend and extraordinary book reviewer, Claire McAlpine, for this timely post directing our attention to the urgent issue of human trafficking and the powerful work of PEN author Jennifer Clement.
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Stolen women. It sounds like an oxymoron, as if those two words cancel each other out, they should not go together, it should not exist.
In the last month the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has raised awareness of the plight of stolen girls and women, the kidnapping of 200 high school girls from a boarding school in Nigeria bringing our attention to the proliferation of crimes that exist concerning the stealing or kidnapping of women. Modern day slavery. That it took so long for the story to come to the attention of the media and politicians disgusted many, making women feel like many third world countries feel – unimportant, insignificant, forgotten.
Prayers for the Stolen is the story of a girl named Ladydi, born in the mountain village of Guerrero in Mexico, what was once a real community, until it was ruined by the toxic effect of drug traffickers and immigration to…
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Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada when she isn't somewhere else, particularly the south of France. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short. Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all of her life through photography. Much to her surprise a few years ago, she began to write and has now published three novels, including two that are part of a six-book series set in the south of France. Love France? Love her work! Check out her website www.patriciasandsauthor.com She is particularly drawn to the rewarding friendships of women and the challenges many embrace once their families are grown. "It's never too late to begin something new," she enthuses. "As the saying goes, just do it!"
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13 thoughts on “Prayers for the Stolen”
Important. Thank you for posting this, Patricia.
Thanks for stopping to comment, Niamh. I know how relevant and vital this message is to all of us! I’m looking forward to reading the work of Jennifer Clement.
Thanks for reblogging this review Patricia, an amazing book and an inspiring woman bringing this important message and hidden crime into the open.
My thanks to you, Claire, for bringing this issue to the forefront, as we all must continue to do.
What an enormous tragedy. How can it be stopped?
Thank you for this post. I’m going to buy “Prayers For The Stolen”. When I saw the movies “Taken” and “Taken 2”, I could not believe that this is going on. Appalling. And a subject that needs to be at the forefront.
“Appalling” is the right word, Patricia. It’s just hard to believe that such evil exists, isn’t it?
Thanks for bringing more awareness to this horrendous issue, Pat. Both books look and sound insightful.
w/a Jansen Schmidt
Yes, I agree that both books need to be read. It is so sad that this should even be an issue in our world.
Good to be able to help. Let’s do all we can so that things like these – and other similar events – don’t happen again, ever!!!
Keeping the message alive is at least one way we can all try to make a difference. Thanks so much!
It’s so hard to accept that this evil exists. Thanks for posting about it.
Thank you so much for posting this Patricia.