ISBN 9789970480197
Pages 278
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Published 2018
Publisher Femrite Publications, Uganda
Format Paperback

Zura Maids

by Eunice Otuko Apio

Zura Maids is the cover name of an employment agency for house maids. However it is a secret holding ground used by a powerful ring of human traffickers in this electrifying drama. This is a story of a young woman Lena who dares to dream and turn her dreams into reality as she fights to rescue herself and other girls from the traffickers. But how far can she go with such a powerful network of influential men and women. She must make a choice.

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About the Author

Eunice Otuko Apio

Dr Eunice Otuko Apio is a Research Fellow in Gender and Transitional Justice at the University of Birmingham. She has been involved in Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programmes in northern Uganda since 2001. She is the founder of Facilitation for Peace and Development, a human rights and development NGO based in northern Uganda. Eunice was a recipient of the Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship at the University of Birmingham (UK) and All Saints University Lango (Uganda) in 2012/2014. During her Fellowship, she theorized war/conflict related births in northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. Her main research interests include persons born as a result of coercive, exploitative and violent sexual relations in war zones, forced wives, gender, ethnicity and kinship. Eunice's PhD thesis is entitled 'Children Born of War in Northern Uganda: Kinship, Marriage and the Politics of Post-conflict Reintegration in Lango Society'. In her free time, Eunice is an advocate and uses creative writing and conferences to communicate issues that affect vulnerable populations. She delivered a brief as a representative of Civil Society during the UN Security Council's Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on 18 June 2015. Her 2018 novel, Zura Maids (Femrite Publications) creatively explores the experiences of victims/survivors of human trafficking in an African context.

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