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  • Author:
    Edward Tivnan,Francis Bok
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    St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition edition (October 4, 2004)
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Winner of the Books for a Better Life/Suze Orman First Book Award May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was . How will the world respond to Francis Bok's true story? Some will welcome its commercial profitability and entertainment value

Winner of the Books for a Better Life/Suze Orman First Book Award May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace. How will the world respond to Francis Bok's true story? Some will welcome its commercial profitability and entertainment value. And some will seek to change the world.

After enduring 10 years of slavery, Bok escaped to freedom in Cairo, where he became a . Frances Bok lived through what so many of us don't even know still exists. refugee, eventually making his way to the . at the age of 21. Having learned Arabic in Northern Sudan and English in America, Bok, with incredible determination, became involved in the antislavery movement, speaking around the country while seeking to earn a high-school degree. Brought up in rural Sudan, his village was raided, most of the adults killed, and most of the children taken into slavery.

Escape from Slavery book. May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were Winner of the Books for a Better Life/Suze Orman First Book Award.

Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America. Now a student and an anti-slavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery. by Francis Bok and Edward Tivnan. His is the first voice to speak for an estimated twenty seven million people held against their will in nearly every nation, including our own. Escape from Slavery is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

May, 1986: Selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan, seven year old Francis Bok's life was shattered when Arab raiders on horseback, armed with rifles and long knives, burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and women and gathering the young children into a group.

May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when . Escape from Slavery "is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell.

May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young children into a group. ped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. For ten years, Francis lived in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. 8 people like this topic.

Francis’s book is Escape from Slavery: The True Story of Ten Years in Captivity - And My Journey to Freedom in America, co-written with Edward Tivnan (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2003).

Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north, into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. For ten years, Francis lived alone in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility.

The cruelty that Francis Bok experienced at age seven-and which he. .Bok was taken into slavery at age 7, after a jihadist raid on his village in the Sudan that left his entire family dead

Escape from Slavery : The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity - And My Journey to Freedom in America. The cruelty that Francis Bok experienced at age seven-and which he recounts here-defies civilized human conception. One day in 1986, his mother Marial sent him to Nyamlell's market from their Southern Sudan Dinka village of Gourion to sell eggs and peanuts. Bok was taken into slavery at age 7, after a jihadist raid on his village in the Sudan that left his entire family dead. With one exception, as he movingly reveals late in the book.

Francis Bok. Edward Tivnan. Manufacturer: St. Martin's Release date: 14 October 2003 ISBN-10 : B000C9WXXG. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Winner of the Books for a Better Life/Suze Orman First Book Award

May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers.

For ten years, Francis lived in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. After two failed attempts to flee--each bringing severe beatings and death threats--Francis finally escaped at age seventeen. He persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials who granted passage to America.

Now a student and an antislavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery. His is the first voice to speak to an estimated 27 million people held against their will in nearly every nation, including our own. Escape from Slavery is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell.


Marelyne
Frances Bok lived through what so many of us don't even know still exists. Brought up in rural Sudan, his village was raided, most of the adults killed, and most of the children taken into slavery. Frances was 7 when this happened and forced to live through horror after horror without any kindness, any love, without any affection.

Frances saw adults and children brutally murdered and it was clear to him that fighting back would cause him to also be one of the casualties.

Frances was kept in a barn, given scraps of food to eat, refused any kindness. Even the children of his captor were horrible to him. What kept Frances going was the love that had been given to him before captivity and the belief that some of his family may have survived. Indeed, there is a bittersweet ending to Bok's story.

Frances, gratefully and amazingly, does escape and live to share his memoir. When I read this book last year, I participated on a message board. I tried to share this book with educated people who adamantly refused to recognize that this story isn't all that unusual. This is STILL happening today. The perpetrators of these crimes are from a culture that devalues those that are different. Slavery, genital mutilation, abuse to women, honor killings. . . it seems as if, although we hear of these stories on a daily basis, we are still reluctant to characterize the culture as faulty. And, so it continues.
doesnt Do You
An important book to read but it left room for improvement. The first approximately one third of the book was very informative, touching, and an inspiring snapshot of the strength and power of the human spirit. Not to mention the cruelty man can inflict on his fellow man. Yes, evil still exists in this world. The approximately 2/3 of the last portion of the book was a let down, slow moving and extremely repetitive . I found myself speed reading just portions of pages and skipping many completely.
Hbr
What a brave lovely man Francis Bok is! I wish him well to keep helping people by telling his story.
SmEsH
This is an excellent read. The story is incredibly sad, but it is told in a very interesting manner. You get a real sense of what the writer went through. Horrific to think what he and thousands of others have gone through. I read this just after reading another book about Sudan with the boys walking through Sudan to escape it (also horrifc) so it was interesting to see how this man's fate was so different as he was held as a slave before escaping. I highly recommend this book.
Ynye
Francis Bok is a very lucky man. Thousands of others of his tribe aren't. The shocking story of slavery that continues TODAY in the Sudan (and possibly other African and Middle Eastern countries) must be understood by anyone who still has enough heart and soul to care. This story is real! The names have NOT been changed. There are no INNOCENT to protect, only victims of the greatest possible injustice in the world today. If you can read this and not realize the implications for you and your family, and others whom you love, then I weep for your loss of humanity. Although it is the telling of a personal story, this book has truths for the state of the world. In America, we may well be living in a "fantasy land" where "rights" are thought to be a Constitutional promise. What is it that stands between us and our children and the terror and hardship experience by Francis Bok and his family? How much difference lies between the undocumented maid or yard worker you employ on a weekly basis and a teenage herder who was stolen from his home and family by killers? If you have any brain cells left to rub together, this book may be a useful way to pass your time while at the beach or hanging around the ski lodge on your next vacation.
Wel
Sad story of a kid that was kidnapped when he was only 7 and taken away from his family. It tells of his attempted escapes and the escape that was successful when he was 17 years old and his life after that. Good story.
Voodoozragore
I hope this admirable young man can take time to enjoy his freedom and have a family to love, as he has so much love to give to others. What a demonstration of faith.
I couldn't put this book down....an unbeleveable, yet true account of one Sudanese child victim of a regime of total hate and barbarianism, yet through this unthinkable horror, emerges triumphant.