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 human rights, peace, child education and anti-slavery. Nelson can be reached by email through the website below, or on Twitter @Nelson_SE
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.
For example, the author constantly tells the reader how someone feels, rather than expressing the feelings by showing emotion. Rather than showing the character's fear, the author states, "I was scared to death."
There is no tension and nothing to make the reader feel as though he/she is involved in the situation.
Too bad. This could have been a powerful, emotion-filled story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book covers a form of slavery that is not often written about at all - people being sold from parts of Africa to anti-black Muslims. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Justice Pirate
Ai had heard about Kony and what goes on in Sudan. This book is a great insight. Unbelievable that this goes on.
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 7 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 14 months ago by Malcom Mckinley