After so Many Years of Tears:
Letters to My Distant Soul-Mate
BENYF is a published author whose vision is to add her voice to the voices of the African Diaspora globally, predominantly on the issues of vulnerability, self-discovery, humility, feminism, and empowerment.
The human spirit needs healing after heartbreaks, traumatic events, and setbacks. Prose and poetry are combined in this work of fiction where Obioma, a Nigerian immigrant and philosopher, Nna Beti, a brilliant Cameroonian on a soul-searching quest, Hatsukoi Sai, a half Asian half African Navy Officer, and Oddnie O’Dell, a Native American preacher, go through heartbreaks, abandonment, compromises, and breakthroughs on their quest for a deeper meaning to life. Love, consciousness, happiness, healing, Africanism, masculinity, feminism, polygamy, religion, vulnerability, and maturity are discussed in the course of these very imperfect characters' adventures. Ultimately, life lessons are learned and love and self-actualization prevail.
An African diaspora tale of self-actualization
A message of consciousness and self-actualization. A thrilling experience of prose and poetry with unprecedented twists and turns. This book is healing to the soul as it captures the exhilarating life of a unique woman who in her quest to find inner satisfaction, touches the lives of many."
David G., Software Architect & Music Producer
A mesmerizing tale that chronicles one woman’s journey of love and self-discovery.
Nikayo C., Curriculum Designer
BENYF is a curriculum designer who focuses primarily on youth empowerment.
A mesmerizing tale that chronicles one woman’s journey of love and self-discovery. Nna Beti was a sophisticated Cameroonian woman who seemingly had it all. She came from an influential background, had a doting husband and amazing children to match. However, Nna carried a secret; she was unfulfilled. After embarking on a journey she originally believed to be leading her back to her first love, Nna began unlocking not only the mysteries of what it meant to love another human being, but what it meant to love oneself. After so Many Years of exploring her restless feelings, Nna comes to an eye-opening revelation that her distant soul-mate was never far from her at all. Get ready to meet Obioma, the Nigerian Philosopher, Hatsukoi Sai, the Asian-African Navy Officer and Oddnie O'Dell, the Navajo Preacher. So buckle up for an exciting adventure as you walk into Nna’s world through every letter on the page.
By Nikayo C.
A must-read book to heal the soul and learn:
11.11.11 After so Many Years of Tears: Letters to My Distant Soul-Mate
Every human being suffers pain in life. No one's life is devoid of suffering. Be it in the form of heartbreak, traumatic event or setbacks. From all these the soul requires healing. Lessons are to be drawn from them with a need to move on and evolve. But sometimes incidents damage us in ways which require rehabilitation. But few sources are there to address them and offer rehabilitation. This is a book that gives a message of consciousness and the realization of one's talents and potentialities to fulfill them. It's a thrilling tale of a woman who quests to find inner satisfaction and in the process touches lives of many, a journey of love and self-discovery.
Though a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events which offer healing to the soul. It is narrated with prose and poetry which will engage the readers and also satisfy literary readers.
The book involves 3 main characters of different occupations and ethnic origins who go through different hardships suffering heartbreaks, abandonments, compromises, and breakthroughs during their quest for a deeper meaning of life. In the course of their adventures love, consciousness, happiness, healing, Africanism, masculinity, feminism, polygamy, religion, vulnerability, and maturity are discussed. Ultimately, life lessons are learned from this entire phenomenon where love and self-actualization prevail.
The author Benyf, a former Morris Brown College student, a graduate of Fisk University and of Georgia State University gives a heart-written narration with the purpose to heal others' hearts, a road map for the next generation. Psychological ideas such as self-actualization, identity crisis, consciousness, and change are explored. It’s a reflection on feminism and evolution with important life lessons to be learnt. Furthermore, the book offers its services for everyone, male or female, universal or unique. Take a dive into this world of Benyf to enrich and revitalize the soul.
BENYF is a simple mind, with simple words, and great thoughts. She is a poet and a storyteller who enjoys taking her reader on a thought-provoking journey through consciousness and social-awareness.
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