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November : Summary/ Studeni: Sažetak

I'm a bit late, but better late than never, right? So here it is, a quick November summary, just in case you missed out on something. In terms of my illustrations, it has been a very productive month indeed. We also had a few books reviews and even one documentary review (here). Bye, bye November and welcome December! This December I'll probably be posting even more illustrations, so if that is what you like stay posted. Generally speaking, I'm quite happy with this blog. It really feels like a little virtual place of my own.
Malo kasnim, ali bolje kasno, nego nikad, zar ne? Tako da danas dijelim s vama brzi pogled studenoga, u slučaju da ste nešto propustili. Što se tiče ilustracija, mjesec je bio vrlo produktivan. Imali smo i nekoliko ogleda knjiga, a čak i jednu recenziju dokumentarca (ovdje). Doviđenja studenome i dobrodošao prosincu! Ovoga prosinca planiram objavljivati još više ilustracija, pa ako vam se to sviđa, navratite. U globalu, zadovoljna sam ovim blogom. Baš…

Slave: My True Story by Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis (book recommendation)

This is a story about a woman who escaped slavery in year 2000. Yes, you read that right. In this century. It was co-written by journalist Damien Lewis who basically wrote down what Mende told him so it's still a narration of her life (just a co-written one). The story itself is written in the first person and it feels like an autobiography. Mende, a girl from Nabu tribe in Sudan, was sold into slavery to a rich Arab family in year 1992, when she was only 12 years old. Hers is a true story, not fiction. Sadly but her case is not solitary. At this very moment several Arabic countries are known to keep black African slaves (more than 140, 000 people in Mauritania according to official records, but some estimate this number to be as high as half a million or even more). Slavery became criminalized in Mauritania only in 2007, but there has been only one conviction so far. In 2002 Mauritania was chosen as the preceding nation by UN Human Rights Council. Yes, five years BEFORE it crimi…