Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Education may be customary to a privileged few; to the marginalized ones, higher education is but a dream that seldom materializes. But sometimes, it does. Denial from the education is a wall so sturdy many thinks it would not come down, but to author Avis Noel, that wall came crumbling down. The resilience that she was given is far greater than the struggles that kept pulling her from where she ought to be.
“My Head Held Up High” (published by Xlibris) is a heart wrenching story of the author as a woman who lived with domestic violence for close to three decades. Due to a promise made to parents in her early life, she strives for education and epitomizes her achievement as a Doctor of philosophy. In general, she describes her success as a mother as it is her five children who gave her purpose and thanks her abuser for making her realize her full potential.
This book touches on issues one deal with on a daily basis like education, health, immigration, war, motherhood and religion It will appeal to abused women in both developing and developed worlds, to women studies nationally and internationally, to women dealing with issues of terminal illness, to people who have been traumatized by war, dealt with poverty, fought for education, immigrants in different parts of the world and to all people who strive for equality on a personal level.
Inspiring and enlightening, “My Head Held Up High” reflects a story of survival for a woman who made it through the storm of her marriage and health.
“My Head Held Up High”
By Avis Noel
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781493170562
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781493170579
E-Book | 376pages | ISBN 9781493170555
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Avis Noel got married at a young age and all her five children were born in less than 10 years. She experienced physical, emotional, psychological, and economical trauma in her marriage as well as political turmoil in her country of origin. After working on completing her high school education, she studied for her first degree in the late 1990s. She is a survivor of a domestic violence and chronic illness. She is a child, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a teacher, an immigrant, an academic, a survivor, and now an author.
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