The Price of Freedom
Format: Print Length
Publisher: Maryke Coetzee; 1 edition (April 24, 2014)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
The book speaks to the long-lasting effects of of war atrocities which were witnessed by a young child, suffering, pain and the inhumane actions which one human can do to another. It also deals with hope and eventually acceptance.
Angie Crowley never truly had the chance to experience childhood since the age of 3, as her view on life was forever altered by a pedophile. At the age of 6, she found herself living in the “red zone” in the centre of the Namibian liberation war between Angola and Namibia, where she experienced and witnessed many atrocities. Her already inquisitive mind started functioning like that of an adult. By the age of nine, she despised unfairness towards all humans, black, white, old, young, male, female and her protective nature and was forever instilled in her personality.
She declared war against fear – even healthy fears that she’d later on needed in her adulthood. Her personal borders were shifted forever, she could never think like an “average” person again, and she could not see the logic of so many rules made by mankind.
She was always a loner as she preferred not to keep herself busy with “shallow” conversations or chit-chat with friends over nothing. Personal relationships suffered due to the fact that she was often referred to as being weird or unconventional.
During her late teens and adulthood, she suffered from mental illnesses like post-traumatic stress, separation anxiety and even depression. She realized that the soldiers involved in the war, her parents and even acquaintances refused to talk about the war or how it affected them – it was like a forbidden subject, so Angie decided to write this book in memory of those who survived, those who paid the ultimate prize for what they believed in and especially Jackie.
You will forever be my guardian angel.
If Angie could make it – so can every child, victim, lost soul or person who feels that they are in the darkest of dark hole.
This book is based on a true story. Some names and events have been changed in this book to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.