A Life Steered

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 180 pages
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"A life story about Sandra, a young ambitious girl, filled with the dream and ardour to be successful. Sandra grows up emulating her ambitious father who understands the value of education but unfortunately is also dealing with his own demons. She is determined to please him but her hopes and dreams are shattered when her father fails to honour his word to support her to get into higher education. Sandra eventually accepts this reality but suspects a member of the family may had had something to do with it. When her father resigns from his job shortly afterwards, he makes it clear that Sandra has to shoulder the family responsibilities. It's an onerous task but Sandra takes all this in her stride.

Later, Sandra falls in love and for a while life seems enjoyable. But just like all other things in her life, the relationship doesn't last. She later meets and marries Maxwell, who is more mature than she is. It's not love at first sight for her but she soon discovers he is 'Mr Right' after all. At last Sandra's life seems fulfilled as her husband encourages her to follow her dreams. But little does she realise that tragedy is waiting around the corner.

The sequence of events is such that Sandra's life proves to be a battleground. She struggles to make the most of what life has thrown at her doorstep. Her life is full of uncertainty. Sandra is convinced that the life she had envisioned is being steered towards a different direction. Will Sandra ever find peace, happiness and achieve her dreams? Only time will tell.

A life steered is a story which most African girls can identify with. And for those who haven't experienced life in Africa, they will get a feel of what it is like to grow up in Zimbabwe as the story exposes the African culture like you've never seen it before."

 

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True life stories teach us a lot. Hardly nobody ever goes through life without a tragedy. Those who survive the trauma often end up much stronger.

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About the author (2010)

Bertha Mukodzani was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Chinhoyi, Makonde District. She currently holds a BSc in Science and is currently working as a Registered Recovery Theatre Practitioner at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Reading, United Kingdom. Bertha is also a qualified Primary School Teacher, with specialisation in Infant Education. 'A life steered' is her first book, which is a story based on real life events. Her passion for writing began when she was still in primary school, writing short stories and poems which only her family members got to enjoy. Already she is in the process of writing a children's comic book which she hopes to publish very soon. Having a full time job and being a mother of two doesn't give one enough time to write, but Bertha is certain she will be writing for a very long time to come.

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