At age nine, Bakhita was kidnapped away from her loving family and sold into a life of slavery. During her enslavement, she endured brutal treatment until she was taken to Italy, where she eventually became a nun.
Bakhita's story is inspiring. I really enjoyed reading the sections where people who had actually known Bakhita shared their stories. And of course, I liked reading the actual stories of her life. Those parts were my favorite and the ones I most enjoyed. The rest of the book, while informative, was rather dry and it was hard for me to stayed interested in reading.
Bakhita's story is wonderful, though, and I greatly enjoyed learning about her.