Battle Ahead

Florence worked the streets even as the war raged around her. She had come from a village, dirt poor and with nowhere to live. In Freetown she made $1 every time she lay down with a man. Turn 10 tricks a night, as she often did, and she was rich. People called her names and stared at her when she passed by, but most of the time she was left alone. Until the night the soldiers came. "They beat us up and used us and took our money," she says, just a few blocks from where eight government soldiers repeatedly raped...

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