Description - A Crime So Monstrous by E. Benjamin Skinner
Two hundred years after Parliament passed the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, over 27 million people worldwide languish in slavery, forced to work, under threat of violence, for no pay. In Africa, hundreds of thousands are considered chattel, while on the Indian subcontinent millions languish in generational debt bondage. Across the globe, women and children, sold for sex and labour, are already the second most lucrative commodity for organised crime. hrough eviscerating narrative, A Crime So Monstrous paints a stark picture of modern slavery. Skinner infiltrates trafficking networks and slave sales on five continents, exposing a flesh trade never before portrayed with such vivid detail. From mega-harems in Khartoum to illicit brothels in Bucharest, from slave quarries in India to urban child markets in Haiti, he lays bare a parallel universe where lives are bought, sold, used and discarded. he personal stories related here are heartbreaking but in the midst of tragedy Skinner also discovered a quiet dignity that leads some to resist and aspire to freedom. He bears witness for them and for the millions that are held in the shadows all victims of what is the greatest human-ri
Buy A Crime So Monstrous by E. Benjamin Skinner from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(234mm x 153mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:
Book Reviews - A Crime So Monstrous by E. Benjamin Skinner
Author Biography - E. Benjamin Skinner
E. Benjamin Skinner is a journalist whose work has appeared in several US publications, including Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times.