Aisha Kone receives the surprise of her life for her twenty-first birthday when she learns that her dad has purchased her an all expense trip to Africa. She feels like they are finally starting to repair the relationship that got torn apart when her dad started suspecting that she was leading an alternate lifestyle that was degrading to his position of high esteem in New York City s Muslim community. But, after spending a luxurious week in Africa, Aisha s life gets turned upside down when she s detained by the National Security Police at Abidjan International Airport in the Ivory Coast. What she feels like will be a small nuisance of a delay turns into years of being held against her will thousands of miles away from everyone that cares about her back in the United States. This touching story of surviving while being raped, beaten, starved, and housed under unsanitary and unsafe conditions could be taken straight from the headlines. Aisha struggles to maintain her sanity although her world has turned topsy-turvy. And, in true real woman fashion, she exacts revenge on all of her perpetrators then makes preventing her catastrophe from happening to anyone else her life s work. Aisha s story moves you, shakes you, and may even bring you to tears. Yet, it also gives you the reality of what life could be to a normal renaissance woman who ends up abducted in a foreign land. And it makes us realize that you never know who has it in for you or wants to hurt you. Find out how Aisha s heart is broken in addition to suffering in a foreign land when she finds out who s behind her dilemma. It may break your heart as well.
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