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During the tour, Oprah met a young mother who was taken into slavery at age 13, given to a man and raped. She was sent into the bush to deliver her baby, but after seven long and difficult days in labor, her baby was stillborn. The internal injuries were so severe they nearly crippled her.

After crawling back to her village, she was shunned by her baby's father. He was so horrified by her smell that he confined her to a hut and left the door open so wild hyenas would devour her tiny body in the night. Unbelievably, she fought off the hyenas and crawled for a day to get to safety.

"Your strength gives me strength," Oprah tells this survivor.
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FROM: Oprah Goes to Ethiopia
Published on December 01, 2005
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