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Oct 12, 2021 | ISBN 9781586423001

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“Riveting . . . . harrowing and propulsive.”
–The New York Times Book Review

One of Bustle‘s Most Anticipated Books for October.

“A fiercely readable, potent memoir of a survivor who refuses to be silenced.”
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This powerful story shouldn’t be missed”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“With subject matter like this, you’d expect the book to be worthy, important, but hard-going. You’d be two-thirds right. The same qualities that prompted Toufah to break the barriers she did have allowed her to leaven the tale with humour, and a lot more of the good she encountered along the way than the bad that set her on her path.” 
The Toronto Star

“I am in awe of Toufah. . . . She is a rare person, and many will take valuable lessons from her story. This terrific book had me on the edge of my seat, and sends an inspiring message to all women about the power of their voice.”
–Anna Maria Tremonti, journalist and broadcaster/podcaster

“My (s)heroes do not wear capes. My (s)heroes call out injustices in the world with enough grace and forgiveness to heal anyone that hears their story. Toufah is that graceful shero the world desperately needs. Toufah is the graceful shero the world is better for.”
–Celina Caesar-Chavannes, author of Can You Hear Me Now?

“This book is not an easy read, but I couldn’t put it down. Toufah’s story is horrifying and infuriating, but ultimately also hopeful and inspiring because of what she was able to achieve out of such darkness. To anyone who cares about addressing gender-based violence, this is essential reading.”
–Robyn Doolittle, investigative reporter and author of Had It Coming and Crazy Town

Table Of Contents

Prologue: Allegedly                                                           3
Chapter 1: A dictator’s shadow                                         7
Chapter 2: “You could be president”                                 27
Chapter 3: “This will be my secret”                                   34
Chapter 4: “I have the girl right here”                                55
Chapter 5: An unscheduled stop                                        83
Chapter 6: The invisible woman                                        109
Chapter 7: A dictator falls                                                  143
Chapter 8: Homecoming                                                    154
Chapter 9: “I want to use my name”                                  164
Chapter 10: #IAmToufah                                                  186
Chapter 11: A country listens                                             211
Chapter 12: A life in two halves                                        234

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