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A Crime So Monstrous, Face to Face with Modern Day Slavery

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This week's guest is Benjamin Skinner, author of A Crime So Monstrous, Face to Face with Modern Day Slavery.

 

In 2003, as a writer on assignment in Sudan for Newsweek International, Benjamin Skinner met his first survivor of slavery. He had first flown in under enemy radar with an Evangelical group purporting to buy slaves en masse to secure their freedom. Afterwards, on his own, he hitched a ride on a U.N. Cessna to the frontlines of the north-south Sudanese civil war. There he met Muong Nyong. Like Benjamin, Nyong was 27 at the time, and pondering what to do with the rest of his life. Unlike Benjamin, he had spent the first part of that life in bondage.

After meeting Nyong, Ben Skinner traveled the globe to find others like him. Scholars estimate the total number of modern-day slaves is greater than at any point in history. But the number means nothing, unless slavery means something. 

Tune in Tues, March 3rd at 9 pm. Benjamin's interview!

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