Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

Title: Buried Alive Author: Roy Hallums Genre: Non-fiction (memoir) Source: Review Copy Set in: Iraq Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: Roy was a 56 year old retired Naval commander working for a food supply contractor in Baghdad's high-end Mansour district. In 2004, Roy was kidnapped by gunmen who stormed his Office. 3 Iraqi's... Continue Reading →

Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods

Title: Bonobo Handshake Author: Vanessa Woods Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Library Rating: 5 out of 5 My thoughts: Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods is based in Congo Africa. Vanessa Woods is a research scientist in California. She is also an author and has worked for NatGeo. Bonobo Handshake is, yes you guessed it right, about Bonobos.... Continue Reading →

The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam

Title: The Road of Lost Innocence Author: Somaly Mam (Translated from French by Lisa Appignanesi) Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; First Edition first Printing edition (September 9, 2008) Genre: Non-fiction(Autobiography) Source: Library Set in: Cambodia Rating: 5/5 My thoughts: This was one of the most difficult books I have ever read. We all know that prostitution... Continue Reading →

Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz

Title: Children of Dust Author: Ali Eteraz Genre: Non-Fiction (memoir) Source: Library Set in: Pakistan, U.S, Kuwait Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: HarperOne; 1st edition (October 13, 2009) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My Thoughts: I almost feel inadequate reviewing this book because I'm sure I haven't understood everything the author wanted to convey. But I... Continue Reading →

Stolen lives/ La Prisonneire by Malika Oufkir

Stolen Lives (La Prisonneire in French) Author: Malika Oufkir Hardcover: 293 pages Publisher: Miramax Books; 1ST edition (June 1, 2001) Source: Personal Shelf Genre: Non-Fiction(memoir) Set in: Morocco Rating: 5 out of 5 My thoughts: Malika Oufkir was born in Morocco in 1953 in a powerful family who had close relations with the King. When... Continue Reading →

Daughter of the Ganges by Asha Miro

Title: Daughter of the Ganges Author: Asha Miro Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Atria (September 4, 2007) Genre: Non Fiction (memoir) Source: Library Set in: India Rating: 2.5 out of 5 My thoughts: This is the story of an adoption. Asha was an Indian orphan who was adopted at the age of 6 by a couple... Continue Reading →

Long Road Home by Kim Yong

Title: Long Road Home Author: Kim Yong with Kim Suk-young Genre: Non-fiction(Memoir) Source: Library Hardcover: 184 pages Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 1, 2009) Set in: North Korea Rating: 4 out of 5 My thoughts: Kim was an ideal North Korean citizen. He had a high post in the government, made a lot of profit,... Continue Reading →

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