There Were Times I Thought I Was Crazy: A Black Womans Story of Incest Vanessa Alleyne

ISBN: 9781896705088

Published: August 26th 1997

Paperback

176 pages


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There Were Times I Thought I Was Crazy: A Black Womans Story of Incest  by  Vanessa Alleyne

There Were Times I Thought I Was Crazy: A Black Womans Story of Incest by Vanessa Alleyne
August 26th 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9781896705088 | 7.14 Mb

To twelve-year-old Vanessa Alleyne, it seemed at first as though her dreams were coming true. Her mother June, who had been absent for most of Vanessas life, returned to Trinidad, was reunited with her son and daughter, and brought them back withMoreTo twelve-year-old Vanessa Alleyne, it seemed at first as though her dreams were coming true.

Her mother June, who had been absent for most of Vanessas life, returned to Trinidad, was reunited with her son and daughter, and brought them back with her to North America. But young Vanessas dream soon turned into a nightmare, as her stepfather Ralph began making sexual advances towards her. Vanessas account of how she survived the events that followed -- the beatings and rapes that Ralph inflicted on her, her pregnancy at the age of fourteen, the premature birth and subsequent death of her son, her harsh and lonely life in a series of foster homes and Childrens Aid shelters, and finally her attempts to bring Ralph to justice -- is at times brutal and horrifying.

Vanessa pulls no punches in telling her story, and the racism, sexism and apathy of the adults who were responsible for her well-being -- doctors, nurses, foster parents -- will come as an unpleasant but necessary revelation to many readers. But There Were Times I Thought I Was Crazy is compelling, ultimately uplifting reading.

You are certain to be profoundly moved by the history of this tenacious and brave young woman.



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