A review by sunnivamidt
The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine, by Somaly Mam


"There is one law for women: silence before rape and silence after." This book brought me to tears again and again. You start reading and you think it can only get better, but somehow it seems people can always find a darker kind of cruelty.

This book is about the prostitution and human trafficking of girls in Cambodia, written by Somaly Mam who was herself sold as a little girl to a brothel, and managed to get out and is now running an organisation to help girls who are in her situation. The story is horrible, and for a Norwegian girl like me it is unbelievable to think that these words are true. It is incredibly honest. It is such an important book.