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Aziza Ashanti is an up and coming Fictional Novelist.  Four months of steady, consistent nightmares gave birth to her 1st Novel, “STRUGGLE TO FREEDOM.”

Derrick and Tammy live a picture perfect life: the beautiful house, two gorgeous kids and a marriage that is the envy of the PTA. But the childhood sweethearts know something their neighbours don’t; a dark secret too terrible to be spoken out aloud. Derrick and Tammy come from Heyvyn, a mountain town where in the backwaters of humanity, incest and sexual depravity have been left to fester.

StruggleToFreedom3Twenty years after their escape as teenagers, Tammy and Derrick’s new lives little resemble their formative years. A time when Tammy was betrothed to a criminal against her will, and when Derrick and his twin sister would sleep together in their father’s prostitution ring, or for his own sinister entertainment. Decades later they struggle to

 

keep the past at bay, a murky series of traumas that only come to life at night while they’re sleeping.

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Then, the unthinkable occurs when the specter of incest infects their innocent son and daughter.

Sick, confused and full of self loathing, Derrick receives an invitation to attend his mother’s birthday celebration and finds himself once more beneath the shadow of the father who abused him, the sister he suffered beside and his psychopathic brother, a man who takes even greater pleasure in cruelty than their father ever did. Destruction looms as the ways of the past begin to engulf his once happy future, and as Tammy begins to fall back into the abuse she once escaped, it seems that only a divine miracle will redeem them from the depths of human anguish.

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Call To Action

Groups that are encouraged to read this book are:  Women’s Organizations, Churches/Faith-Based Organizations, Parent Organizations, New Adult and College Students, Book Club Members, and Victims in Abusive Families.

  • This story opens up the opportunity to dialogue about a topic that are difficult to speak about.
  • This story brings attention to a problem that is ongoing in our community right now.
  • There are alternatives for healing from sexual assaults.
  • Victims/Survivors will realize they are not alone.
  • Friends and relatives of abused, hurting victims/survivors can get this book, to assist with their journey to healing and happiness.

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About

This book is dedicated to survivors of Incest, Rape, Molestation, and Sexual Assault that seek the courage and determination to find freedom.  You are the true heroes despite challenging obstacles you have to face.  You don’t have to live life with abuse, assault, violence, hurt, and dysfunction.  There Is A Way Out!

Have you ever asked yourself OR has someone confided in you that they’ve asked themselves:

  •  Do you feel you were denied a normal childhood?
  • Do you feel your family or a family member betrayed you?
  • Are you still angry at times and unable to live your life normally?
  • Are you still feeling self-conscious, ashamed or guilty about what happened?

You Are Not ALONE!  There Is A Way Out!

The meaning of REPLEVIN is, to recover something that was wrongfully taken away.  In one way or another, we are taking back what was taken from us  —  Reclaiming dignity and integrity.

View the Resource Page for helpful resource information.  For those that are still looking for a way out, you are not ALONE.  Someone does care.  You can still look forward to a healthy, bright, and happy future.  There Is A Way Out.  THERE IS HOPE!

AUTHOR BIO

Aziza Ashanti is an up and coming Fictional Novelist and Inspirational Speaker, that speaks straight from the shoulder regarding family sexual abuse.  Aziza has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is fascinated with the inner workings of the mind.  Four months of steady, consistent nightmares gave birth to her 1st novel.  Her writing will shock and amaze, cause the reader to ask questions, and cause empathy for the characters that take the reader on a journey.

Aziza Ashanti tackled a tough subject, in order to bring to light, the ongoing struggles in our nation.  Although this is a work of fiction, it could easily be considered an accounting of several lives, rolled into one book.  As a society, we need to face and deal with this issue.

Some of her customers (which include the clergy) have used Struggle To Freedom to educate themselves about Incest and Sexual Abuse.  Aziza’s writing will shock and amaze, cause the reader to ask question, and invoke empathy for the Characters as they take the reader on a life-changing journey.

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Introducing Struggle To Freedom: There’s A Way Out — Taboo, Romance

Struggle to Freedom (Revised Edition) will be available Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. A fictional story of twisted incestuous family traditions and one young man’s struggle to break free.  The story depicts the battles, heartache, pyschological issues, andmoral issues that some endure living this kind of life; and the measures one will go through to get out. …

Resources

As requested, I’ve included links to the appropriate agencies; in addition to resources and helpful information. I will do my best to add relevant and supportive material as it becomes available.

Aziza Ashanti

Helpful Links — AGENCIES

  1. 1in6—Men Sexually Abused As Children
  2. After Silence – An online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
  3. Asian Women’s Shelter — Addresses the needs of women, children and transgender survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking; especially those who are immigrants and refugees.
  4. CALCASA Rape Prevention Resource Center
  5. Christian Survivors – Community of survivors of all types of abuse.
  6. Darkness To Light – Raise Awareness of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly.
  7. Deaf Abused Women’s Network – Ending violence as a safer deaf community.
  8. Incest Survivors Anonymous (ISA) – Resource to survivors of child sexual abuse.
  9. Intrafamilial (INCEST) Abuse Resources – A national pro-child, anti-crime membership association working to eliminate the “incest exception” laws in states where it still exists.
  10. Let Go􀂫Let Peace Come In – They help children to speak up.
  11. Malesurvivor.org—Information and a therapist search for male survivors of sexual violence.
  12. Marin Abused Women’s Service— mobilizes individuals and communities to transform our world so domestic violence no longer exists.
  13. National Child Abuse Hotline – Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.
  14. National Organization For Victim Assistance (NOVA) – Oldest national victim assistance organization in the United States.
  15. National Sex Offender Public Website – Public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide.
  16. Pandora’s Project – Dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and their friends and family.
  17. RAINN: Rape Abuse & Incest National Network — The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
  18. RAINN: Who Are Victims
  19. RAINN: What Should I Do If I Am A Victim Of Incest?
  20. RAINN: How Often Does Sexual Assault Occur
  21. RAINN: The Offender (The Rapist Isn’t A Masked Stranger)
  22. RAINN: Reporting Rates (Why Will Only 3 Out ) Of Every 100 Rapists Serve Time?)
  23. SNAP—Survivors Network Of Those Abused by Priests
  24. Stop The Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse – Raises awareness of the prevalence of child sexual abuse.
  25. Survivor’s Legal Rights— Provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
  26. TAALK—Talk About Abuse To Liberate Kids
  27. Support Groups: Sexual Abuse: Survivors

Contact

Aziza Ashanti
REPLEVIN
P. O. Box 167
San Quentin, CA  94964
replevin.aziza@gmail.com

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