Non-fiction

Photo: Jakob Dall, Sigrid Nygaard

Book:

Sent Away – A Young Woman's Fight for Freedom
(Genopdragelsen)
Published 2020, 250 pages

Publisher:

Informations Forlag

Foreign rights:

Ulla Ewald Stigel, Editor, +45 31 31 06 87, ullastigel@information.dk

Sample translation:

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Non-fiction

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

 

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