Victim of Bullying Comes Out w/ Book on How to Fight Back Her Way

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Branded a “whore” because of love, Akosua Manteaw shares how she survived her hellish co-ed years with flying colors

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Transforming oneself from within and learning to create a useful character in adverse circumstances is the crucial lesson to be gained from Akosua Offeibea Manteaw’s ''Prostitution'' My Living Wound. The author called this the “inside-out” approach when she used her intelligence and intuition to adjust to being bullied as a pariah in her four years as a co-ed. The impetus for this work, the event which brought long held back memories into the author’s current concerns was the death by suicide of co-ed Phoebe Prince after sexual abuse and bullying.

This book tells the real life story of Akosua Manteaw when she was a young lady much like Phoebe Prince who had fallen in love for the first time. The love was pure, it was fiery and passionate, and was of such tendernesss that some jealous people in her school decided to bully her with it. Within the first few months of her relationship, she gets labeled as a “prostitute,” a stigma that engulfs her entire four year degree course as a university undergraduate. She suffered the direst psychological pain because of it. Unlike Phoebe, she survived to tell the tale. Therefore, Manteaw’s work is an open advocacy against this and all kinds of bullying at school, at work, or anywhere where bullies congregate to make life miserable for others.

How she coped with the whore stigma and its shame, rejection, intimidation, is the main strength of this book. It reveals a sophisticated intelligence that knows how to survive by using the force used against her to protect herself and make progress. The author intends her work to be read by parents and those who were students caught in the same kind of dilemma as she did to use in navigating and overcoming the societal obstacles that may curtail or even end the educational process for young student victims of bullying. She knows all the social stress that comes with a derogatory name, guiding readers through to the point where she chooses her emotions, and feels totally at peace with herself. It is a thing (among others) that is wisely shared and freely given by the author in this valuable guide to living.

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About the Author
Akosua Offeibea Manteaw is a Ghanaian national, born in Amanokrom - Akuapem in the eastern region of Ghana. She is the fifth born of eight siblings. The author received her primary and secondary education in the same region but continued her tertiary education in Accra, the country's capital. She has a combined major degree in English Language and Religious Studies. She is currently married with two children. Her family now lives in Houston, Texas in the United States.

''Prostitution'' My Living Wound * by Akosua Offeibea Manteaw
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 117 pages; 978-1-4771-5306-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 117 pages; 978-1-4771-5307-9
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