About the Book
‘The Awakening – Story of a South African American’
The Awakening is part poignant memoir, part inspirational story. It tells the story of Carmel Foster, a South African American, whose personal experience are as heartbreaking as they are awe-inspiring.
Born a mixed-race child in Johannesburg, her very existence made her an “other”. From the moment she took her first breath, her life has been filled with struggles.
The daughter of a man who lived a lie as a closeted gay man, she was all too familiar with being uncomfortable in her own skin, but as life went on, her uncomfortableness would turn to shame for much darker reasons.
Follow Carmel’s story as she experiences horrific events that would stay with her for the rest of her life and yet somehow finds a way out of the darkness and turns her sorrows into a mission to help and inspire others like her.
The Awakening is for anyone who has ever felt like they didn’t belong, for anyone who has ever been victimized, and for anyone who seeks inspiration and hope after trauma.