She called herself Silent Anna, because she couldn’t tell anyone about what happened between her and her stepfather. Many years later, Anna breaks the silence to reveal the sexual abuse she suffered, its impact on her life and how she has finally managed to overcome it. This is the story of how she finally spoke out to the world and in court.
This book is a must-read. Not only because it relates a young girl’s determination to survive and to overcome her traumatic childhood, but also because it does so with such sincerity.
Written long before the #metoo movement, this story is still an important one – its relevance highlighted even more now. It’s me, Anna: The Full Story is a special edition to celebrate Women’s month as part of Kwela’s 25th birthday campaign. This omnibus contains both novels: It’s me, Anna and The state vs Anna Bruwer.
Based on a true story.