Sent Away - A Young Woman's Fight for Freedom
Teenage Samia is sent to Pakistan on what is known as a ‘re-education trip’. Confined to her uncle’s house for seven years, and having made many attempts to run away, Samia eventually conforms – and then a slim chance for escape emerges.
Samia’s captivity in Pakistan is preceded by many years of conflict between her and her father. She wants to lead a typical Danish teenage life with friends, boyfriends and parties, and she dreams of a career in the media. Her father insists that she comply with the family’s traditional values.
Sent Away is a documentary account of social control and the clash between cultures. And it is the story of a young woman’s determination and her fight for freedom.
“The story is couched in the language of dispassionate reporting and yet you can hardly breathe from the sense of dread. ”
♥♥♥♥♥ - Politiken
“This is a book that can make all of us wiser and maybe even better people.”
***** - Berlingske
About the authors
Anton Geist, editor, Information newspaper. Recipient of, among other awards, the prestigious Cavling Prize.
Lasse Skou Andersen, journalist on Information’s investigative team; nominated for the Cavling Prize.
Sebastian Abrahamsen, journalist on Information’s investigative team; nominated for the Cavling Prize.
Text translated by Sharon Rhodes