Book review: Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Prayers for the StolenPrayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

From BBC Radio 4 – 15 Minute Drama:
Prayers For The Stolen
by Jennifer Clement
dramatised by Jeff Young

Inspired by true stories, this atmospheric drama follows 15 year old Ladydi Martinez in the mountain village of Guerrero, Nr. Acapulco, Mexico, where being a girl is a dangerous thing and mothers disguise them as sons, hiding them in holes in the ground as the drugs cartels scourge the town, looking for girls to steal.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

More Info:- A timely drama series, as drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has recently escaped a Mexican prison for the second time,. Guzman is considered by US authorities to be “the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.” He is also cited as the 14th wealthiest person in the world. This lyrical and atmospheric drama explores the effects of drug trafficking through the perspective of a teenage girl, LadyDi.

Why is LadyDi named so?

MIKE: Ladydi, Ladydi…Why did your mama name you after a dead princess?

LADYDI: Because she hated what that Prince Charles did to Diana. She watched it on TV. She loves any woman whose man has been unfaithful. It’s a special sisterhood of pain and hate. Patron Saint of Betrayed Women.


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