Beside an Ocean of Sorrow

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Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA), 2010 - Fiction - 334 pages
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Author Lucia Mann opens an expansive window into the harsh reality of race crimes committed during and after the British Colonial occupation of South Africa. In the wake of World War II, an abandoned child is discovered by an enslaved domestic worker named Anele. A quirk of fate binds Anele to the white infant she names Shiya, the Forsaken One. But before long, Shiya is forced to leave the only home she has ever known and is moved onto the Hallworthy Estate in the outskirts of Durban. There she is kept in legal bondage by Lord Alan Hallworthy, her undeclared blood father. Shiya lives a hellish life until Lord Alan is found guilty of committing despicable crimes. Beside an Ocean of Sorrow is based on real people and events. The book describes Shiya's placement in a convent, her commitment to a mental institution, her classification as coloured and her eventual emigration. Sixty years later, will Shiya the foundling finally wreak vengeance on the Hallworthy family for their unspeakable cruelty to her so long ago? Author Lucia Mann was born in South Africa in the wake of World War II. In Beside an Ocean of Sorrow, she tenaciously exposes the voices that have gone unheard, the people who have been victimized, and the bravery that remains unsung. Mann now lives in British Columbia, Canada, where she and her husband, Hector, operate a construction business. Look forward to Mann's upcoming sequel, The Sicilian Veil. Publisher's website: http: //

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