Woman Finds Her Strength in New Book by Debut Author Tracy M’Cwabeni

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Widowed Mother Deals With Life’s Challenges in ‘Not All Bid Farewell’

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In “Not All Bid Farewell", the new novelby Tracy M’Cwabeni, a woman’s determination and perseverance allow her to take charge of her life and fight for what is rightly hers.

In “Not All Bid Farewell” (published by iUniverse), the new novel by Tracy M’Cwabeni, a woman’s determination and perseverance allow her to take charge of her life and fight for what is rightly hers.

In war-torn Rhodesia in 1978, Ruva Ganda – living in Harare, the capital of what would soon become an independent Zimbabwe – is losing her battle with a fifth miscarriage. Ruva, her husband, Mukai, and their twin daughters don’t have much, but they are content with their lot. The family’s life changes drastically, however, when Mukai is murdered.

Ruva takes a job working for a liberal white family and then moves on to manage the farm of Brian Sanderson, a white lawyer. While Ruva’s daughters are away at school, a lasting romance – one that crosses racial and social boundaries – develops between Ruva and Brian.

Meanwhile, the lives of her talented daughters move on radically different paths, as Hilda pursues her doctorate while Matie lies about her education. She takes a job on a cruise ship, marries a rich playboy and moves to London, ignoring her family back home.

Ruva’s personal growth continues as she becomes an activist for women’s issues, a career that carries dangerous consequences. When tragedy strikes again, her family bonds are tested and bring her full circle. Once again, she is reunited in love with those who bid no farewell.

“Not All Bid Farewell”
By Tracy M’Cwabeni
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781475997378
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781475997309
E-Book | ISBN 9781475997316
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Tracy M’Cwabeni was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Regina and a diploma in human resources from Sir Sandford Fleming College. She has worked in the automotive industry and is married with three daughters. “Not All Bid Farewell” is her first novel.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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