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‘The Awakening – Story of a South African American’
Carmel Foster, a native of South Africa, who has lived a life few would envy but many will see themselves in. Born “Cape Colored”, as they say in South Africa. She is of mixed race, which made her a target of much ire or ill-will home and abroad. Her struggles go beyond her race. Born to a man who lived much of his life in the closet, Carmel familiarity with secrets and shame became all too apparent as her life progressed. From sexual abuse to homelessness a bad marriage to a move to the United States, her life has been paved by trauma and struggles.