Book: A Woman's Weakness by Molly Gambiza
categories: Book, Fiction, Contemporary Women, Romance, Step-Child, Mother-in-Law, Single Parents, Domestic Violence, Freedom, Ex-Wife, Sex, Children, Husband, Domestic Abuse
Molly Gambiza about this book: A woman's weakness illustrates the dynamic of traditional Ugandan households, not all but the things women go through in common. Women were seen as chattel and nothing more by these types of men. The theme is something I am passionate about, i want women to realise that they are not alone in their struggle and there is always a way to break free. I saw women abused and oppressed all too often when I was younger, I knew I never wanted to be that woman but I knew I had to do something to help that woman. Writing is my way of helping, hopefully through my words, someone somewhere will realise the pain he is inflicting or the strength she actually has.
A Woman's Weakness was born on the bus on my way to work after witnessing one young woman applying makeup on a bruised face. I said to myself, lady, you can cover the bruises but what about the pain inside? I watched and I could see she was in pain but life goes on, obviously she was heading to work. I found myself comparing her with other women I have seen suffering in silence, too afraid to talk about their abusive partners. I decided there and then that I was going to be their voice. I didn't just concentrate on women, I spoke for the children. It's heart breaking for a child to see their mother slapped about and there is absolutely nothing to do about it except to hide under the bed and wait for the nightmare to end. My language is clear, one doesn't need a dictionary to check what I am talking about.
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