Founder and Executive Director of Zamani Foundation, Talatu Philomena Zamani has launched her new book, ‘Love’s hope’.
The event was witnessed by friends and well-wishers of the celebrant who gathered to celebrate him.
The book, according to the author was born out of her passion for fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV), which have become daily occurrence in the society.
The book reviewer, Kura Markus, described the novel as a solution for the society on issues of relationship especially among young people.
“The book is about events that happens in the homes and the society. Basically it’s about love which would do well with the young people because that’s the topic that flows with them.
“However, it gives a message that they have to be careful because it’s not everybody that you fall in love with. We have a situation in the novel where one of the characters is actually a selfish individual who goes about victimizing Women and cheating them.
“Unfortunately, the young heroine of the novel fell into his trap. But luckily in the end she managed to recover herself. So it’s a big message to upcoming lovers to be very careful and to listen to their parents’ advise. There’s an issue of violence or battering. A situation where a man or a woman takes advantage and be beating his wife anyhow, but in this instance it’s a man.
“There’s issue of cheating. He uses her money and resources to take care of himself while moving out and taking care of other women. There’s also wickedness because he deliberately infected her with HIV in the text. Then, there’s also this caution that the youth and the children should learn to listen to their parents because they have better experiences than them. In that way they will grow better.”
The author in her submission said the book was born out of her passion for women who have been battered and shattered and that realized the only way out of this emotional torture is for people to make the right decision.
“Many of us have made wrong decisions in life, but it is not too late to come back and be on the right track, this book is a most read for everybody, especially for the younger ones so that when they grow up they will not make the mistakes so many people have made.” Talatu added.
The major character in the story according to her, is a young girl who like so many other girls had dreams to be something in life and a very prominent person in future, unfortunately because of wrong decisions she made, she got married to the wrong man who battered and shattered her life.
“He didn’t only battered her, he also bankrupted and infected her with a disease.
“What inspired me for this work was working with Zamani Foundation, i have had year of engagements with women who have had emotional and domestic violence. The number of women who have come to complain about many things; about their in-laws, spousal abuse, economic, financial and emotional abuse.
“Even some men too have come to complain about their wives. So, this prompted me, in spite of our sensitisation, awareness creation, workshops, we still have these things in increasing rate.
“How can we also pass this message to people especially young ones to begin to think about how to channel and part their life in a way where they could make right decisions in life and these was what inspired this book; Love’s hope. It’s for every young man and woman.”