Survivor Tells Realistic Account of What It Means to Be a Victim of Violence

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Linda Abraham's new poetic account of domestic violence really conveys the message of ‘Lessons Learnt’.

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Alarmed by the rising number of assaults and victims of violence reported by the media, survivor and author Linda Abraham steps forward to tell her own account of the dark times of her life. A victim herself, Abraham pens poems as her way of coping with the depression her past had caused her, at the same time as a way of sharing the important “Lessons Learnt” in her life.

Abraham strongly believes that domestic violence is a community problem that does not discriminate between race, culture or socio-economic backgrounds. According to her, this is everyone’s problem that should never be accepted or tolerated. Thus in her cause to spread awareness and with the hope society can work together and ultimately put a stop to it, she takes up the mighty pen and the paper to tell readers of the real effects of domestic violence. Vividly describing the assaults and the emotional blows to a woman’s life and pride, this poetic revelation tells readers, victims and non-victims alike, more than the “whats” and the “whens” but most importantly the “hows” and the “Lessons Learnt” concerning domestic violence.

Providing a brief overview of what she thought to be the perfect relationship up to the time that it came crashing down as a result of domestic violence perpetrated by her husband towards her, this book of poetry tells many women how to spot the signs of a spiraling relationship. Seeking to empower women to fight and break away from the bonds of violence, Abraham leaves them with a powerful message, “Open your eyes to what you feel inside, you have a heart, spirit, and soul; look to the future and release the ties, for you have the right to take control.”

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About the Author
Linda Abraham (not her real name) lived with domestic violence for many years. After the relationship was finally over, unhappy with the decision handed down by the Family Court, her ex-husband tried to end her life. Abraham spent many a dark day contemplating where her life had been and the failures she had experienced. Depression crept into her life and unsure of what to do about the dark thoughts, she found herself putting her thoughts on paper, a somewhat cleansing experience. The poems she wrote in “Lessons Learnt” helped her to expel her dark thoughts. This was a treacherous and troubled time in her and her children’s lives. Her ex-husband is still out there somewhere.

Lessons Learnt * by Linda Abraham
Poems & Verse
Publication Date: March 19, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$34.99; 36 pages; 9781493135509
Trade Hardback; AU$54.99; 36 pages; 9781493135523
e-book; AU$21.26; 9781493135516

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