The Cries of Men: Voices of Jamaican Men who Have Been Raped and Sexually Abused

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iUniverse, 2005 - Self-Help - 232 pages
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The Cries of Men tell the candid and true personal accounts of rape and sexual abuse from the voices of young Jamaican men.

The Cries of Men shares the candid and true personal account of rape and sexual abuse from the voices of young Jamaican men. By providing an in-depth look into their secret lives, author O'Brien Dennis demonstrates how one act of sexual violence can have a devastating effect on adult survivors.

The Cries of Men takes a virgin journey of homophobia in the realm of Jamaica's social fabric. Dennis reveals the powerful and intriguing stories of Jamaican male sexual abuse survivors, but also divulges unknown facts about Jamaican society- including the concept that homosexuality is an evil act, punishable by imprisonment of up to ten years of hard labor. Yet each week in Jamaica, there are over fifteen reported cases of sexual abuse of young men and boys, many more cases go unreported because men fear for their lives if they disclose the abuse. Dennis also provides a list of resources to assist in recovering from sexual abuse.

The cries of men have been kept silent far too long in Jamaica. Dennis will inspire you with his own personal story of survival and will teach you that through the truth, you can create your own happiness.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Confession
17
Ne Me Quite Pas
26
Love Wouldnt Count Me Out
34
A thin line between love and hate
40
Till Shiloh
48
Men in pain
55
Chi Chi Man
66
I Dont Wanna Cry
112
Truth Hurts
121
Street Boys
128
Confusion
135
Fire pan Rome
147
Seeking help
158
Sexual abuse and the family
172
Why do we trust?
178

Waiting to Exhale
79
No woman no Cry
91
Get Up stand up
97
The real deal
104
Forgiveness
192
Resources
201
Bibliography
209
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