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.

Chapters of Carmel’s Book

The Awakening – Story of a South African American

Below mentioned are the openings of each chapter for the readers to see how each chapter connects with the previous one and develop the story further. Place your order of the book today to start reading the full version now.

Carmel’s Book


This book will serve as a great source of motivation and inspiration from the real-life story of Carmel Foster. The woman who earned the status she deserved. The journey from South Africa to the United States of America.

Why Read It?

The Awakening

Story of a South African American

The inspiring story of a strong woman who migrated from her home country to the United States of America to a new beginning of her life.


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