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“Well done! Ideas and facts that are challenging to all of us and that make us question our very being – our actions and interactions with both those and the environment around us; a call to search and awaken our conscious minds and our hearts and souls. Just how much are we the product of external influences and events and how true are we to our original soul? Can we in fact be, as Nelson Mandela cited, the commanders of our destiny and the master of our soul? If so, the knock-on effects of the benefits derived from “knowing thy selves” could spread outwards from the individual to a family, community, town, national and global level. “To make the bigger changes, we first have to make the changes within ourselves” – agreed. Then the possibilities are excitingly limitless! The author provides us with great food for thought – now it is up to us to pick up the cutlery, share, exchange and delve in! Looking forward to digesting more!”

“It makes me curious to read more. A phrase that really caught my attention: “Although it is important that we believe in and trust those leaders who claim to care, it is equally important that we know what we want them to care about.” That is really the point. Sometimes it is easy to accept that someone cares, does the work and gets involved that we do not see whether this is really what we want them to care about. Is this really what we think is important and also: for whom is this important – to me or to people surrounding me. It also seems to be getting more difficult to make choices for ourselves.”

“Several cuts above most identity crisis books. The way the writer interweaves her personal history with diverse ethnic, social and religious issues is quite interesting.”

“The breadth of thought and the challenge to think for myself is really inspiring. The stories are interesting, relevant and real. The series reveals so much about the way we are and gives me the confidence to be positive about my own thoughts and opinions.”

“The snippets and excerpts are funny, quirky and witty. They really drew me in. I couldn’t stop laughing but at the same time they really address the issues that we have to deal with as a society.”

“The personal experiences of the author blended in with the factual realities of life made this a VERY interesting read. Strongly recommend and can’t wait to get started on the rest of the books in the series!”

“The series of books is very current and very upbeat, can’t wait to read them fully. Good luck and keep up the good work.”

“Like it! It makes me feel happy to know that ideas like yours, people like you, will enable the world to change.”

“Intelligent, complex and totally thought provoking.”

“I like the narrative structure you use to connect with those objective structuring experiences of history, class, gender, tradition and change. The narrative element is strong and is the magnetic pull for those who will become interested in the books. The books will appeal to different audiences. It will appeal to those who see the answer in individual spiritual transcendence and perhaps less so to those who think solutions have to do first with a framework for establishing global justice. The book, “Letter to Middle England” would be useful in challenging the current attack on multiculturalism. The world is constructed in difference and plurality. We can accept that we want equality, but we might not draw the same implications from its creation. You cited many examples of this in the extracts around, gender, religion and culture. Africa! What does Africa mean to the range of Diaspora subjects (one being the Creole theme you discuss). Issues of war, democratisation, resource distribution and development, you suggest, require spiritual awakening. The books demonstrate how we speak across discourses – some discourses speak to us better than others, depending on our histories.”

“I felt it was easy to read, exceedingly thought-provoking, unlike any other book I’d read in the recent past. In particular I liked the stories of your childhood experiences and how your relationship with your father moulded you into the adult you are, the values you uphold and are currently instilling in your life and children.”

“The openness of this book gives validity to the whole project because of the author’s absolute honesty. The struggle is worth it in the end.”

“The breadth of this series is stunning and exciting. For me it encapsulates the real issues for us today. The book talks in a real way which is easy to understand and follow and encourages you to think about your view of things. Do I agree? If I don’t what do I think. (The series as a whole) It should be obligatory reading for all young people!!!”

“As a woman, “More than a Woman” is very challenging because it forces me to think differently and question many of the assumptions I grew up with. All the books conveyed the same challenge and were consistent in their approach. The whole series is well thought out and written. So far an excellent read and no doubt will have an impact on my life.”

“The blending between personal experience and facts makes very interesting reading. It is refreshing that somebody can be so honest with herself and her environment. This will surely give food for thought to everybody. The ‘superiority/inferiority complex’ issue applies to every human structure, every country, every corporation, every school, every network.”

“The thoughts of a woman, mother and human being. Dysfunctional as the rest of us but recognizing it.”

“It is a biography, self indulgent, definitely racist in all aspects and not what the general public would read. It is repetitive and boring, narcissistic. A rendition of personal and cultural hang ups. Me, Me, Me.”

“Fearless. The novels are definitely thought- provoking and one hopes that actions will follow thoughts.”

“Your openness and honesty is refreshing and allows me the opportunity to reflect on my own story.”

“Healing – provides opportunity for the reader to see how dysfunctional ways of inter-relating with each other, nature and environment estranges us from ourselves and others, the result of which is pain and further alienation.”

“I think you articulate a lot of what some women and mothers feel and wonder about their upbringings and how it impacts upon our children.”

“The jigsaw has fallen into place! This is a story of a complex life well told. Your understanding of a complex world is now clear to me. Indeed it is a truism that only the deep can call to the deep.”

“Too honest in places.”

“Content is rich and well researched with a couple of new ideas that could be revolutionary.”