forced labor – work ---often harsh, brutal work---that people are made to do against their will
memoir – a text about the author’s own experiences. A memoir is similar to an autobiography, in that they both tell about the author’s life. However, a memoir focuses on a single event or experience or a shorter period of time in the author’s life.
10.arrivals – people or things that have recently arrived somewhere
36. flashback – a scene that takes place before the present time in the story. Authors often use a flashback to either provide background information for the present-time scene or as a way to comment on the present-time scene.