Book: Koro by C.J. Birchcategories: Book, Fiction, Crime, Action, Adventure, Magic, Witchcraft, Africa, Coming of Age
C.J. Birchabout this book: This book is about making choices in life and taking accountability for what you choose for yourself.
C.J.Birch was inspired to write this book after watching a documentary about Prince Harry's charity in Lesotho. She saw the plight of orphans at Sentebale and decided there were too many atrocities going on in the world around us. There was too much pain being visited on children in this world and she felt strongly that more needs to be done about this.
This booked is aimed at anyone with a conscience. The readers will come from all age groups and will have different reasons for choosing to read the work.
KORO took CJ 4 years to complete after much research, a lot of reading. A lot of understanding. A lot of empathy. A lot of passion for her subject(s).
CJ found inspiration for the book title from a legend that she had been reading about penis panics in this century. Koro is the 'theft' of the male genitals, the results of magic, a worked curse.
She felt the book cover needed to be a powerful expression of the content. It was clear to her that the designer understood the message in the work.
CJ found the hardest part of writing KORO was deciding how to structure the ending. This work is a foundation for a sequel and as a coherent base had to be solid.
In writing this book CJ Birch learnt much about balancing objectivity and subjectivity. She learnt a great deal about her own perception, her own capacity for understanding other human beings.
Her message to her readers is..."You have a voice. Use it. However you choose to speak. There are a lot of things going on in our world that we should simply say 'no' to."
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