The 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.
[Tjipombo] infuses her vivid, soulful account with personal details, yet hers cannot be called a singular story ... The miracle of Tjipombo isn’t so much that she escaped Dubai and eventually made it back to her family in Namibia, but that she reclaimed her human rights and chose to tell her story to author and global health consultant Lockhart in the hope of helping other endangered and trafficked young women.
[Tjipombo's] tale of 21st-century slavery puts a shocking face to dry statistics ... Only courage and rare luck allowed Tjipombo to get away and share her story, which will haunt readers ... For readers who wish to understand more fully the grim reality of human trafficking.
In this harrowing, unsparing memoir, the author documents unimaginable brutality against women with dignity and grace and provides readers with an urgent education about the devastating scope of human trafficking in the modern world ... Difficult but necessary reading.