by Aaron Cohen, Christine Buckley
There are more slaves in the world today than ever before. There’s more of most things, and there are more slaves in the world today than ever before.
Slave Hunter is not an academic study of human trafficking, but a memoir that travels from Southern California to Sudan, Cambodia, Burma, Ecuador, Israel, Iraq, and back. John Bowe, who first alerted Americans to the presence of slavery in their own backyard and author of Nobodies, has called it “an inspiration to those who would claim the world’s problems are too big for any one of us to tackle … and a rollicking action-adventure tale to boot.” A portion of the proceeds go to Abolish Slavery, an NGO founded by co-author Aaron Cohen.
Christine read at Kilometer Zero shows in Paris and Amsterdam – among many who were quite rightly afeard of enslavement to their own egos. Take heed take heed, there will be much to learn from this book.
Human rights issues addressed elsewhere on Kilometer Zero include Craig Walzer’s excellent Out of Exile, an account of Sudanese refugees, Jeremy Mercer’s translation of the hugely influential Robert Badinter’s Abolition, as well as Jeremy’s darkly daring And the Guillotine Fell, an account of the guillotine and the last man to be placed under it in France.