Sibel’s Sex Slave Diary Gets Much-Deserved Recognition.
Sibel Hodge’s book Trafficked: Diary of a Sex Slave, has been listed as one of the top forty best books about human rights this week.
I featured Sibel’s book here on MWi just last month, applauding Sibel’s courageous decision to step completely outside her chicklit writing brand to address a very real issue of modern-day slavery through a fiction novel.
On her own blog, Sibel writes:
I’m absolutely amazed and honoured today that my novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is included in the 40 Best Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges! This list has some amazing and thought-provoking books on there concerning all human rights issues from Genocide and Civil Rights to Slavery, Trafficking, and Women’s Rights. Included on the list are autobiographies by Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
What a list to be on!
In the old world of trad publishing Sibel clocked up some 200 rejections before going it alone and proving the gatekeepers wrong with her hugely successful indie chicklit series. See the hugely popular MWi post The C-Word and Other Profanities for more background on Sibel’s rise to indie success.
In Trafficked Sibel proved she can do far more than just write chicklit. She also proved that stepping outside the box and ignoring the “rules” about author branding and what we can and cannot write can bring huge rewards too.
And what better reward than recognition like this!
Trafficked is an indie published novel about a modern-day slave trade, written by (adopt condescending voice here) a “chicklit” author. It’s barely had time for the e-ink to dry since its release, and already is receiving accolades to die for.
Sibel Hodge, we salute you!