A Stolen Childhood

Author: Ruthann D. Moyer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462837093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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A beautifully touching portrait of that most difficult person to write aboutone blessed with gifts beyond what we can imagine for ourselves (which might be an alternate definition of prodigy or of genius). Ruthann Moyer not only brings her great uncle to life on the page, but helps us, the ordinary reader, to both luxuriate in his gift and to identify with himto understand him so well he really doesnt seem quite so beyond us. Which is a notable and quite reader-friendly achievement. As a bonus, Moyer deftly portrays the earlyand mid-2Oth-century worlds of America and Europe (both seemingly far removed from the current state of affairs) in which an artistic savant makes his way.

My Fathers Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood

Author: Steven Whitacre

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304774007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 6593

"Powerful," "Compelling," "A story well worth writing" - this is what people are saying about this honest, and sometimes brutal, true story of one man's struggle growing up in the shadow of childhood sexual abuse. From his difficulties growing up, to his drug addiction, failed relationships, and struggles with parenthood, the author takes us through the ups and downs of a life spent in the shadows, trying to make sense of the events that formed the basis of his being. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hopeful, but never sugar coated, My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood takes the reader on an emotional ride which reminds us that the human spirit is more powerful than the demons that haunt us.

Momster, How to Survive A Stolen Childhood

Author: Oscar Knight

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557462746


Page: 225

View: 1601

This book is a labor of love written by the child of a mother with narcissistic personality disorder. It recounts the nightmarish childhood with no available assistance. It calls attention to the lies, the manipulation and the abuse an NPD parent uses to degrade and humiliate their own children while escaping detection from doctors, lawyers, judges, psychologists and social workers. Affecting one percent of the population, this disease is a societal epidemic that repeats from parent to child. It is time to attack the ignorance and apathy that allow the cycles of abuse and neglect to flourish under the very eye of society charged with protecting the victims--the children. This book contains hope for all people born to NPD parents. It is the story of one person's journey to rebuild self worth through education, prayer and postivity. A must read for anyone raised in the shadow of NPD.

Running From The Devil - How I Survived a Stolen Childhood

Author: Sara Davies

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782192654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5266

Sara Davies spent her whole childhood living in fear. She has known terror that no child should ever know. Having endured and witnessed violence and molestation by her abusive father from as far back as she can remember, when she was only five years old he completely robbed her of her childhood when he raped her for the first time. For Sara, this was just the beginning of years of torment and terror. She grew up thinking that this was what life was supposed to be like, that things were meant to be this way. For years, Sara suffered both the beatings and the sexual abuse in silence, unable to confide in her mother and too scared to inform anyone outside the family. FInally, after years of enduring her pain, she told her mother about the terrible things she had been forced to endure. Despite her father being arrested and imprisoned, it would take much more than punishment for Sara to free herself from the demons that haunted her. Trying to find the love and support lacking in her family, Sara sought comfort from strangers and there followed a series of abortive and often abusive relationships. Her determination to be her own person and find independence came when she left home to work for a modelling agency. This came to a sudden and shocking end when she suspected that the employers in whom she had placed her trust had drugged and abused her. Desperate to break the cycle of abuse and determined to liberate herself from the past the past that has haunted her, Sara has found her own kind of peace - having confronted her father about wha he put her through, she has laid her ghosts to rest and is now a happy mother and suvvessful writer. This heart-rending, emotional and educational book will not fail to reach the heart of the reader.

Too Afraid to Cry: Memoir of a Stolen Childhood

Author: Ali Cobby Eckermann

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631494252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 5477

Stolen from her family as an infant, a prize-winning poet recounts her arduous journey to reconnect with the Aboriginal culture of her birth. In Too Afraid to Cry, Ali Cobby Eckermann—who was recently awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world—describes with searing detail the devastating effects of racist policies that tore apart Indigenous Australian communities and created the Stolen Generations of “adoptees,” Aboriginal children forcibly taken from their birth families. Told at first through the frank eyes of a child whose life was irretrievably changed after being “adopted” into a German Lutheran family, Too Afraid to Cry braids piercingly lyrical verse with spare prose to tell an intensely personal story of abuse and trauma. After years of suffering as a dark-skinned “outsider,” Eckermann reveals her courageous efforts to reconcile with her birth family and find acceptance within their Indigenous community. Too Afraid to Cry offers a mirror to America and Canada’s own dark history of coerced adoption of Native American children, and the violence inflicted on our continent’s Indigenous peoples.

Stolen Childhood

Author: Priscilla Musonda

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475905199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 8397

Priscilla Musonda has no idea how she survived such a hard life, but she knows why. The survivor of a lifetime of sexual abuse, she has grown to serve as a beacon for other child victims. In Stolen Childhood, she shares chilling, detailed accounts of her life in Zambia as the sexual slave of her father. The abuse began when she was just five years old, and as a result, her relatives shunned her and predicted that she would never marry. She struggled to complete her education as the nightmare continued. As a teen, she was forced to marry her own father, a polygamist with three other wives. She bore him four childrenwho have also been shunned by her family. Desperate, she ran away to live on the streets. Her life was grim, but not as grim as the future they predicted for her. But Priscilla is a survivor, not a victim. She dreams of building a sanctuary, school, and psychosocial centre in Zambia. She shares her story with strong language and imagery, to help the reader truly understand what she went through. She wants to do everything she can to get others to take the claims of children seriously. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of her story will go to benefit the work of PSHAF.

Bangkok Boy

Author: Chai Pinit

Publisher: Maverick House

ISBN: 1905379854

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 8855

Bangkok Boy is a heart-rending account of a childhood lost to sexual abuse. Chai was a normal boy until he was molested by a school teacher, an event which led him into the hidden world of male prostitution. His story is not only unique but also offers a shocking insight into the red-light districts of Bangkok and Pattaya. As his story unfolds you’ll become privy to the distorted logic which Chai used false justification for his horrible life choices for so long. But paradoxically, it was on the streets that Chai found redemption and decided to recount his dark past in order to move on in hope that, by sharing his story, his life would become something of a lesson to anyone. Beneath all the emotional torment and despair, lies a story of redemption and struggle to rebuild one’s life. Bangkok Boy is no ordinary book; it is a story of hope and triumph in the face of adversity.

Stolen Childhood

Author: Wilma King

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253222648

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 3274

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance of new scholarship on slavery that has emerged in the 15 years since the first edition. While the structure of the book remains the same, Wilma King has expanded its scope to include the international dimension with a new chapter on the transatlantic trade in African children, and the book's geographic boundaries now embrace slave-born children in the North. She includes data about children owned by Native Americans and African Americans, and presents new information about children's knowledge of and participation in the abolitionist movement and the interactions between enslaved and free children.

The Child in World Cinema

Author: Debbie Olson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498563813

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

View: 7086

This volume offers compelling analyses of children and childhood in non-Western films.


Author: Peter Roche

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014103355X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4876

Brought up in South London by violent and abusive parents, the Roche children knew only cruelty, neglect, starvation and squalor. 'Unloved' is a harrowing account of a shattered childhood, told by a man who has finally found the courage to speak out.