The Comb
The Comb
BBC World Service
Born a slave
29 minutes Posted May 26, 2022 at 4:05 pm.
Download MP3
Show notes
‘I ran away’: For many years, Brahim and Maymouna were enslaved. They were born into Mauritania’s slave caste - the Haratin and denied their liberty, even though slavery has been officially banned. It was only when Brahim was a teenager that he gradually began to question and resist his circumstances. From an early age, Maymouna’s life revolved around serving a master who treated her badly. Maymouna eventually escaped and has started to build a new life for herself.
Thanks for listening. Let us know what you think.
Get in touch: