At the Self-Publishing Book Expo I attended recently in New York, I met three women whose memoirs successfully tackle these potentially overpowering topics:
- leaving your country of origin;
- growing up in a faraway land;
- being raped or sexually abused.
Past experiences such as these may seem too big to write about comfortably. But perspective changes everything. Check out these three memoirs and how each woman’s viewpoint has shaped her storytelling.Amazon.com, Andre Aciman, Ann C. Willis, Cairo Egypt, Child of a Mountainous Land, Dallas Texas, Duvalier dictatorship, emigration, exodus from Egypt, faith, faith in God, Haiti, immigrant, immigration, Jean Naggar, Jewish community in Cairo Egypt, leaving your country of origin, Lucette Lagnado, Marie-Solange Benedict, memoir ideas, memoir publishing, memoir storytelling, memoir topics, memoir writing, memoir writing tips, memoirs, Out of Egypt, Papa Doc Duvalier, personal histories, personal history, POD, Precious the movie, print on demand, racism, rape, Rosedog Books Online Bookstore, self-published memoirs, self-publishing book expo, sexual abuse, Sipping from the Nile, Stony Creek Press, storytelling, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, The Secret Behind the Church Altar, why write, Xulon Press