Title: The Maze: Beautifully Broken
Author – Amazin Ijeoma
ISBN – 9781913103118
Format – Paperback
Number of pages – 192 pages
Dimensions 129 x 198 x 5mm |
Release date – 28 July 2023
Publisher Faunteewrites Limited
Publication Country – United Kingdom
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“If you did not do what you were accused of, why did you say sorry,” the prosecutor asked. “I didn’t do it!”
Odiuko, the abused, was mistaken as the abuser. She endured so much in the hands of her abusers and accusers, standing weeks of a court trial for a crime she did not commit. She spiralled down and nosedived into the crevices of the valley’s dark. Incarcerated in her mind, she likened her experience to the garden of Gethsemane. Sustained finger-pointing led her to believe the distorted narrative of her abusers.
Therapy became her strategy, dance, ventilation means and point of energy dispensation, and spirituality, her safe place. Her core found expression through many outlets. Curiosity became the gateway to her new world. Identifying her why helped her decipher her way out of the ditch.
Odiuko was beautifully broken. She was a survivor. She was everything that her abusers tried to make her believe she was not.
Amazin Ijeoma is a dance and music minister, coach, young people’s mentor, psychotherapist and counsellor. She has over 15 years of experience in the housing sector and is currently an ASB specialist. She is the author of The Maze, A Self Rediscovery Guide and has released many songs. She is married to Paul, and they are blessed with four beautiful children.
Amazin is the founder of Dance4Health Wellness (African Approach To Fitness), a Bridal Trad Dance coaching consultation outfit, Mum&Bae Family Brand & Bonding Strategy, Oasis Of Calm, & Overcomers Place Of Healing Counselling and Therapy support services. She is an Overcomer, innovator and qualified mental health first aider and advocate.
“I was crippled by the words and assumptions of people who thought they knew me better than I knew myself. I cringed at the abundance of the thoughts they nurtured, which found expression through their actions. I succumbed to their analogies, not knowing that my essence and core were being erased as the day passed.”
“I became a prisoner in my chambers, but life has taught me other ways to care for myself. Instead of being bitter, I chose to be better in the same area, leading to my pain and rejection. I’ve realised that not all downfalls lead to disgrace. Some falls are propellers to heights you wouldn’t have reached even if you tried your hardest. Experience is the new foundation. We build on and with what we know.”
“Writing has become my expression tool and ventilation strategy. This book, “Beautifully Broken, A Golden Repair,” reveals my chosen path and journey to the new me. I’m no longer who I used to be, becoming the desired version of my true self daily. I’m back up because I didn’t back down. I changed the narrative, which is how I want my story told. Beautifully Broken, A Golden Repair.”
“This is a self-guided and therapeutic submission to wellness. We all deserve calm after the storm. Permit yourself to live again. You earned the right the day they wished you dead.”
The Maze: Beautifully Broken comes out on 28 July 2023.