Meet Olwami Shangase, the SA girl who wrote her first book at 11

Meet Olwami Shangase, the SA girl who wrote her first book at 11

- A young girl wrote her first book to cope with the pain of being rejected by her father

- The book centres around forgiveness and love

- The wise little girl encourages people to forgive because there is power in letting pain go

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An 11-year-old girl used the pain of discovering that she was rejected by her biological father to write a book. The book, titled Rejected Treasure, teaches about the power of love and forgiveness.

The now 12-year-old Olwami Shangase from Illovo in KwaZulu Natal said writing the book helped her heal after discovering that her father did not want her. She has forgiven him even though he has never apologised.

According to SowetanLIVE, the mature young lady said that she wanted parents to realise that it was okay to raise children which are not biologically theirs. She added that forgiveness and love are important and powerful.

Meet Olwami Shangase, the SA girl who wrote her first book at 11

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Shangase found out that her father rejected her when she turned seven. It devastated her although she remains grateful to her stepfather who raised her like his own. She also encouraged single parents to never give up.

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Olwami is an avid reader and believes that books are powerful tools. She said single parents should not give up nor be discouraged.

The book is available at Adams Book Shop in Durban.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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