From Ashes to Beauty is not just a riveting story, it offers insight on how women enter and get trapped in the vicious cycle of abusive relationships, even leading to marriage. Coupled with the author's own experience, this book also gives the reader a step-by-step guide on how to exit an abusive marriage and how to start over. Below are some of the book testimonials.
Author: The Personal Finance Revolution
Having read From Ashes to Beauty, I can't help but wish I had received this book as a wedding gift. This is a book for all women in the instruction of marriage and those who hope to enter it. As soon as I started reading the book, I went on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as Thuba discusses the many aspects of a marriage in conservative cultures and how it defines and restricts the woman’s capacity to enjoy life. It’s a sad story about abuse and its effects on relationships, but it’s also a story about the universe’s capacity to deliver miracles when we most need them. Even as Thuba writes of the not-so-good times, there is the overriding sense of gratitude because it’s an account of a woman who made it out and she is glorious in how she draws on experience to make sure that more women walk out of an abusive relationship alive. It’s about love, faithfulness, commitment and a woman’s power and ability to rebuild. Well done, Thuba, on the amazing book, what a treat for the reader!
This is a book for all women in the instruction of marriage and those who hope to enter it
Co-founder – I LUV 2 GLOBE TROT
Thubelihle Msweli’s manuscript is a gripping tale of strength and survival which needed to be told. As someone who has worked for a short period of time at a Gender Justice Institute in South Africa, I know all too well that her story is not one that is particularly easy for a South African woman to share. Nonetheless, Msweli shares an all-too common tale of abuse with an outcome one can only hope more women are able to achieve. By sharing her story, Msweli will hopefully inspire more women to have the courage to leave a husband who is doing more harm than good to them. In this raw manuscript, she is opening up a much-needed dialogue that needs to occur across the continent of Africa. She beautifully shares the intimate details of what it is like for not only many Zulu women but women across the globe who sacrifice themselves and their wellbeing for too long in order to protect their family and family’s names. I encourage any woman that is struggling to put herself first and walk away from a marriage to read this compelling book in order to be inspired to take the leap and move on to their next chapter in life.
I encourage any woman that is struggling to put herself first and walk away from a marriage to read this compelling book in order to be inspired to take the leap and move on to their next chapter in life.