For immediate Release: 23 February 2020
The Blue Butterfly
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At What Age Does My Body Belong To Me?
24 and Reclaiming My Body
The Blue Butterfly launches a new book, called At What Age Does My Belong To Me?, written by Amanda Marufu aka Amanda Tayte-Tait. Featuring 2 Parts, the first being a suicide letter and the second detailing life after suicide she seeks to walk through sexual abuse, mental health, sexuality and more. Weaving from a personal diary feel into cold hard facts and statistics.
It comes with a free book companion featuring stories and resources from other authors across Africa from South Africa to Nigeria namely; Takunda A Chimutashu (ZenTheMaster) who was also the editor
Carol T Marufu
Munira Maria Makarow
Mpho Mashego aka Zawadi
Nobuhle N Nyoni
Prince Rayanne Chidzvondo
Dr Nyarai Paweni
aimed at healing, learning about forgiveness, mental health and self love.
Early readers of the book had this to say;
“In this haunting memoir “At What Age Does My Body Belong To Me”, endlessly talented filmmaker, producer, author, and blogger Amanda Tayte-Tait Marufu characterises the oppression (and triumphs) of women, the horrors of physical and sexual abuse, and the ongoing struggle to surmount the triple jeopardy of sexism, mental health stigmatisation and prejudication, as well as queerphobia, which is why it must become a quintessential novel for young people.” -Chris
#enthuse You can find the full book review here: https://bit.ly/2M4neak
“Amanda! Wow, I cried this Is powerful so beautiful, and brilliant! I love how you can make us laugh in the midst of this. “you are not Bob the builder ” I could relate, and even found out something about my past self by reading! Thank you so much and bravo Amanda this is a much-needed healing book. I am sure many will benefit from it myself included.”
“Fuck the patriarchy indeed. That was liberating, thrilling… Idk man, it was DOPE!
And the part where you talk about… I want to say Rae?… But that awesome woman, I could practically see her.
People like that exist?!!! Living embodiments of the primal aspects of life. Myths… Legends. I want to be like her. And the conclusion, pairing it with a contrast to the start.
Once powerless, now willing to bite the hand of the “good natured” asshole.
YES! the “I know…can I kiss you” CHILLS! you gave me a crush on someone I never met.”
-Zen The Master
At What Age Does My Body Belong To Me? aims to dissect an old age question around how society projects and treats women and their rights and agency towards their own bodies.
In a recent interview: Amanda stated, “It was important for me to tell this story because we live in a world that’s always willing to stay silent and yet abuse doesn’t happen in a vacuum. We all see it, feel it and experience it at varying degrees and it’s important that we stop saying silent and instead speak out and begin creating the change. Loud, proud and out in the open.”
Where to find the book:
BONUS: Free Copy of Book 2: https://books2read.com/u/3GA60d
Download the PDF: https://payhip.com/AmandaTayteTait
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About The Author:
Amanda Marufu aka Amanda Tayte-Tait is a Feminist, Tech-Entrepreneur, TV Producer, Blogger, Podcaster and Author of ’At What Age Does My Body Belong Just To Me?’
Co-Founder and CEO of Ed-Tech company SMBLO and of Award Winning Media Company Visual Sensation. She is also Founder of Blogging Platform It’s A Feminist Thing and is dedicated to using media and tech to spread awareness and change lives.