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The dead eye and the deep blue sea: a graphic memoir of modern slavery

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Seven Stories Press,
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2018.
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"Too poor to pay his pregnant wife's hospital bill, Vannak Anan Prum left his village in Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Men who appeared to be employers on a fishing vessel promised to return him home after a few months at sea, but instead Vannak was hostaged on the vessel for four years of hard labor. Amid violence and cruelty, including frequent beheadings, Vannak survived in large part by honing his ability to tattoo his shipmates--a skill he possessed despite never having been trained in art or having had access to art supplies while growing up. As a means of escape, Vannak and a friend jumped into the water and, hugging empty fish-sauce containers because they could not swim, reached Malaysia in the dark of night. At the harbor, they were taken into a police station . . . then sold by their rescuers to work on a plantation. Vannak was kept as a laborer for over a year before an NGO could secure his return to Cambodia. After five years away, Vannak was finally reunited with his family. Vannak documented his ordeal in raw, colorful, detailed illustrations, first created because he believed that without them no one would believe his story. Indeed, very little is known about what happens to the men and boys who end up working on fishing boats in Asia, and these images are some of the first records. In regional Cambodia, many families still wait for men who have disappeared across the Thai border, and out to sea. The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea is a testament to the lives of these many fishermen who are trapped on boats in the Indian Ocean"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetBiography
Fisheries -- Corrupt practices
Fishers -- Cambodia -- Biography
Graphic novels
Human trafficking -- Malaysia
Human trafficking -- Thailand
Plantation workers -- Malaysia -- Sibu (Sarawak) -- Biography
Prum, Vannak Anan, -- 1979-
Slave labor -- Malaysia
Slave labor -- Thailand
Slaves -- Biography
Tattoo artists -- Cambodia -- Biography
title_displayThe dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery
title_fullThe dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery / Vannak Anan Prum ; as told to Ben & Jocelyn Pederick ; and translated by Lim Sophorn
title_shortThe dead eye and the deep blue sea
title_suba graphic memoir of modern slavery
topic_facetCorrupt practices
Fisheries
Fishers
Human trafficking
Plantation workers
Prum, Vannak Anan
Slave labor
Slaves
Tattoo artists