Lost riders – Elizabeth Laird

This harrowing story tells of the experiences of children taken as riders into the lucrative world of Dubai’s camel racing. Exploited, almost starved and essentially treated as a slave, a young Pakistani boy, Rashid is actually one of the lucky ones. He has a skill for camel riding and soon becomes the top jockey in his stable. Soon, he begins to even forget his brother Shari – also taken into this ruthless world to ride the dangerous animals. This story is based on real recent events, with the treatment of camel riders a cause for international condemnation of Dubai – a fascinating read.


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