Mende Nazer is approximately twenty-three years old (the Nuba keep no record of birth dates). In 2003, she was granted political asylum by the British government. She currently lives in London. Mende speaks frequently about her slavery experience in front of student groups, human rights organizations, and government assemblies. Her greatest dream is to see her family again. Damien Lewis is a British journalist who helped Mende escape. He reports widely on human rights abuses in Sudan. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.Nazer, Mende is the author of 'Slave', published 2004 under ISBN 9781586482121 and ISBN 1586482122.