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The MyShack - a story of hope
About the book
Professor Jonathan Jansen
When a single, horrific sexual assault of an eleven-year old by a family friend completely upends the life of an innocent child, how can the telling of that story not be raw, vivid, and coarse? When that life-changing event happens in a dirty shack within meters of where parents are enjoying a drinking party, how else does a victim convey her experiences of traumatic memory? “Some do their duty; others fail dismally. By telling her story within the broader context of a fragile community and a faltering country, the author reminds us of our solemn duty towards each other as South Africans”
Dr Marcelle Mentor-Favors
Reading My Shack takes you on a journey of how good triumphs over evil, joy replaces sorrow and how despite it all there is always hope. Lynn shares what it means to work through one’s past trauma, whilst growing in one’s sense of self and faith. It is truly as the subtitle suggests, a story of hope! “Her work stands out to all women as a beacon of hope – and we all need hope to be able to move forward. In our time of #metoo and #blacklivesmatter, this work is so needed. We need to read this life story. It will inspire and encourage us”
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Dearest Lynn, Your book has brought tears to my eyes, but your strength can be felt throughout the pages entangled with pain. What a life, what a women. I admire you.
Hi Lynn I found your book to be very real. It was as though you were in the book while reading. Every chapter left a different emotion and yes I will definitely recommend to family and friends. Take care and God Bless
Good afternoon Lynn Would just like to let you know that I finished your book at 2am this morning. I could not put it down. The minute I collected my copy - I started reading and never put it down. What an amazing story. So real. So inspiring. You are indeed a gift from God and very much a strong lady.