Traffik: The Stolen Girls – A story of modern day slavery.
Four girls stolen from their homes and sold into a life of degradation and humiliation. Four very different girls who learn to respect and rely on each other as they battle for survival against the odds and a cruel, powerful enemy.
Follow spoilt and vain Jata, sensible and motherly Akinyi, sensitive but disturbed Shani and worldly Marija as they strive to regain their stolen freedom and dignity.
“Daylight found the four fugitives asleep beneath the softly sighing pines, four young women from vastly different backgrounds that had been thrown together by cruel fate, a fate that had stripped them of identity and dignity, a fate that had tested their spirits beyond the boundaries of endurance. They were all damaged by their ordeal yet it had forged a bond between them that transcended friendship, and it had given each of them a priceless gift.”
Human trafficking must be one of the ugliest scourges of humanity, and the author’s unflinching look at this abominable practice is heartbreaking, no less so because of his skill in drawing believable, likable characters. Readers who seek realism and social change will appreciate this book, and lovers of redemption stories where honest people struggle against great odds towards a well-deserved happy ending will find enjoyment in the pages. Traffik: the Stolen Girls will make you angry. It will make you cry. And then it will make you cheer. In all, this is a book well worth reading.
Traffik: The Stolen Girls is my second novel, and the first in a growing series of human trafficking books, the sequels being – The Red Trade,and Finding Justine. I think that my editor hit the nail firmly on the head, describing trafficking as a scourge! Slavery may have been abolished… but the trade in helpless human beings still continues, plantation life now replaced in most cases by forced prostitution! At this point I would like to offer you the reader some small assurances. Traffik may be a novel that has prostitution as its central theme, but rest assured, this is not a work that describes the acts in graphic detail, my intention has always been to raise awareness rather than libido! I hopefully allow readers to not only follow the ups and downs of the four heroines, but also give a glimpse into life and culture in East Africa. (I also include a small glossary to explain the few Kiswahili words used within the book.) So please, let Akinyi, Shani, Jata and Marija take you by the hand and lead you into the shadowy world of the human trafficking gangs, and the seedy back street brothels of the Spanish Coast. Andy Lang
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Andy Lang was born in the north west of England in 1965 and worked inthe early years as an engineer in an agricultural manufacturing company. Moving from the United Kingdom in the late 1990’s he subsequently spent many years in the entertainment industry in Cataluña, Northern Spainand property sales in Andalucia, Southern Spain. After several yearsworkings as an Independent Financial Advisor in East Africa he nowwrites full time. Over the years he has traveled extensively and haslived in Spain, the west of France, Brazil, Kenya and South Africa.
He currently lives with his wife and their young sons in Uganda.