True Strength of the “Weaker Sex” Celebrated in New Inspiring Book

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Author April Tiang returns with a biographical work: “The Opera Singer’s Daughter.”

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Author April Tiang seems to show no sign of slowing down as she releases her second published work, titled The Opera Singer’s Daughter. Earlier this year, Tiang had announced the release of her debut book on a holistic approach towards weight and related issues, Age Does Not Define Me: I Do! She also has recently returned from a La Camino de Santiago or Way of St James’ pilgrimage in Spain where pilgrims walked to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

In her latest book, Tiang shares poignant biographical accounts of women’s lives—including her own—that celebrates the true value and strength of women. Woman has been the weaker sex and being used, raped, traded, manipulated and sometimes abused throughout the early ages. Millions and millions of untold stories must have happened to them being a commodity of commerce, a chip to settle scores among men, or simply a tool to use. The value of a female can be zilch; there is no need to elaborate on this.

However, all this are slowly changing, mainly through education and the fight for rights as human beings, not chattels. The change is not complete and never will be, because of the evolving societal values placed on woman. The story of early migrants, mainly from southern China, to escape famine and start a new life in a yet undeveloped South–east Asia, form the threads of the fabric that weave into the new society made up the large diaspora of immigrants.

Endearing, evocative, and empowering, The Opera Singer’s Daughter is a remarkable blend of poetry and prose, love and liberty, that will be a great source of inspiration for readers. Once again, Tiang has passionately crafted a literary work that echoes her strong beliefs, this time, her belief in the value and strength of a woman.

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About the Author
April Tiang, MBA, is a Chartered and Certified Accountant, trained in London and worked extensively around the world, as a road warrior in Finance largely in the later part of her career. Like most career women with children, the pressures of excelling can often take a heavy toll on one’s family. One of her children has dyslexia and mild learning disability. She felt that she did not have the luxury of choice to leave her children to fend in a competitive environment, and still believe that all will turn out well. She raised and guided them in the way she knew, firm and discipline initially, and gradually as growing adults with values she believed in. She shared the challenges in overcoming each child’s needs in helping them achieve their own dreams. Both went to universities, one in University of New South Wales in Sydney and one graduated recently with double majors from Monash University in Melbourne.

The Opera Singer's Daughter * by April Tiang
Publication Date: December 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 184 pages; 978-1-4797-6324-5
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 184 pages; 978-1-4797-6325-2
Ebook; AU$9.99; 978-1-4797-6326-9

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