Mbarka Mint Aheimed first met her father on the day he forced her into slavery. The man who dragged her from her mother when she was aged five needed "a drudge" in his wife's mansion. Since Aheimed was the result of him raping her mother - one of his slaves - she was a natural choice, he told her.
"Because my mother was her husband's slave, his wife saw us all as personal property. It was completely normal for her to do what she wanted with us," Aheimed would later tell anti-slave activists in Mauritania.
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