Title: I’m Not Your Slave
Author: Eric Reese
Imtiyaaz was given a job in Dubai but became human trafficked with no end in sight.
This eighteen year old Muslim girl from Indonesia has dreams of making it big one day. Fresh out of high school, the only thing that she needed was a job to jump start her career. When a recruiter from Dubai contacted her with a job offer online, how could she not resist working in the Arab world known for its lavish lifestyle and expat secrets of financial success?
Unfortunately for this young adult, her period of employment began the moment she stepped off the airplane. Now, she must escape from the lair of traffickers before it’s too late.
Heartbreaking and tragic, I’m Not Your Slave tells the story of a young woman who believes she is getting a new job to help start her life, but who sadly ends up a victim of human trafficking instead.
Because this was such a short book, the change that the main character took from start to end was made more striking. Things like this happen a lot in the world, and the way the author described it all made it easy to see just how these things occur.
The only thing I had a problem with was the number of flashbacks. The story was a bit too short for that to work well, and I think if the story had focused more on the present, it would’ve delivered the message it intends just a little better.
Other than that, this is definitely a well-written piece. I would recommend this to everyone who can stomach darker but eye-opening works.