Publicizing the alarming truth behind modern slavery stands as the novel's primary achievement - Kirkus Discoveries
This book does the outstanding job of creating awareness and teaching us about a horrific and ongoing human-rights abuse situation by way of a compelling action-filled story. It will be difficult for you to put this book down before you find out what happens to Eddie - Allbooks Reviews International
I really enjoyed reading every bit of the story. Well written and easily understandable by non native English readers like me - Ibrahim Oumarr Jalloh
Very few books have evoked such emotion. 'Nightmare Along the River Nile' brought me to tears. The compassion that Edgar and his friends have for each other is extraordinary. The author has done a magnificent job in bringing attention to a very serious issue and human tragedy; modern day slavery - C.C. Irving
I was particularly impressed with how the cadence of her writing reflects and captures the African interaction - Natalie Barefoot
I was moved by the ingenuity, courage and devotion of Edgar's friends. That raised the story above the thriller category - Richard Sheeler
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Nelson's second novel "The Helpers" is an action-packed international tale of espionage and corruption, which is set in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Europe and United States. Although the story is fictitious, much of its background was inspired by historical events that happened during colonial times. The sequel to "The Helpers" will be out in 2015.
Nelson has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and United States and is an advocate of peace, child education and anti-slavery. If you wish to join the human rights discussions on Facebook, you can go to "SEN for Human Rights" or on Twitter @SENHumanRights. Nelson can be reached by email through the website below, or on Twitter @SENsBooks.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Edgar, a high school student, is the protagonist of "Nightmare along the River Nile". He is captured by rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army on his way home and sold into slavery. His fear, his dismay and horror are described in a way that the reader gets annoyed, excited and horrified about Edgar's destiny.
"Nightmare along the River Nile" is a very intriguing read; it is a pleasure to follow the writing style of Suzanna E. Nelson. The story is well written and both the characters and the landscape of Uganda and southern Sudan are realistically described. This book is able to change your view on life and it makes you realise that you cannot take your own comfortable world for granted as long as people are suffering and oppressed.
endured..I,m amazed at the way this story ends..Enjoy
I really enjoyed reading every bit of the story. Well written and easily understandable by non native English readers like me. "Nightmare Along the River Nile" is a great novel and has one great advantage over many other novels for the simple fact that it brings to the limelight vital information that the whole world needs to know - modern day slavery in Sudan.
The story is very touching and can easily leads one to tears as Edgar narrates his ordeals in the hands of the slavers. Edgar was very lucky, he had friends, especially Wilbur whose uncle and father are influential and well to do, otherwise, he would have been recaptured and ended up been hanged. Edgar's resolve to let the world know about these blatant violations of human right activities in the Sudan is the right thing he could do to help is friend Jimmy and other slaves gain back their freedom. Otherwise, death by handing remains the fate of the many slaves who choose not to remain as slaves for the rest of their miserable lives. Edgar has rightly done so, it is now up to the world to listen and act upon this information to put an immediate end to this barbaric activity taking place in Sudan.
I wouldn't hesitate giving "Nightmare Along the River Nile" 5 stars, for it deserves 5 stars for the following reasons:
It is expository, informative, entertaining, educative and easily understandable and well written.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this to be a very enlighting account of the slave trade in developing countries. Having never traveled to the region that this srory takes place one does not really... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jim G.
It's so infuriating & sad that slavery still exists in the 21st century! It's heart warming that strangers would risk their lives to save these people.Published 5 months ago by Donna Mitchell
We abolished slavery 150 years ago. Unfortunately, slavery is alive and well especially where the western world used to get its slaves. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Retired bear
This is an important and powerful story of a young man from Uganda being turned into a slave in the Sudan. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tim F. Merriman
Impressive story. Liked the simple writing as described by the author. Will read more from this author and learn more about this topic,Published 7 months ago by SeepyReader
Tragic read opens eyes to real life happenings in places distant. Captivating story of the untold horrors of slavery happening in our world.Published 9 months ago by Malcom Mckinley
I guess the book had been translated, and the writing felt like a 4th grader. I couldn't finish it. I think the story would have been good.Published 9 months ago by kk
Though written simply (intentionally) this is not a simple story. Based on actual people and events, we here the story of a young student who was captured by LRA rebels in Uganda... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tim Schiraldi
Excellent book. Hard to put down. I thought I about slavery but I was wrong about it in the Congo.Published 12 months ago by roxann obrien