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!

Trafficked is available on,, B&N and iTunes.

  1. Whoo! Well done Sibel!

    • Thanks so much. Charley! I’m doing a happy dance. It’s absolutely incredible 🙂

  2. Aw, thanks so much, Mark for featuring me again! You must be getting sick of me by now!

    I’m so honoured to be on that list with some fantastic authors. When I wrote Trafficked I wanted it to be a story that made people really stop and think. There are a lot of misconceptions about trafficking and prostitution, and I hope this book really highlights exactly what goes on. It’s a subject that’s never in the media, and for me it was important to tell this story to raise awareness. 🙂

  3. Congratulations, Sibel! You are so brave, breaking out of the box – very well done.

    • Thanks so much, Gerry! It was a story that really needed to be told. It was kind of scary writing something soooooo different for me, but it looks like I managed to do the subject justice 🙂

  4. “Go Sibel, Go Sibel…”


  5. Well Done you!!!!! That’s amazing and wonderful news. Good for you. You must be thrilled beyond belief. To say you can “Rub shoulders” with the likes of Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr. WOW!!!

  6. Major congrats, Sibel. I’m so proud to “know” you. You’ve done a brave and wonderful thing here.

  7. Congrats Sibel. I was proud to be with you on WG when I was part of the group.
    This a much needed book. I worked in Law Enforcement, and ran across this problem with the white slave trade coming in through the ports of San Francisco and Oakland. You’re their voice, because those women have none.

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