Well here is something to talk about. Well something that needs to be talked about. The book Addicted to Hate by Lucia Mann came into my life at a particular time, which is that not the case. But, I have recently been having conversations with a Professor about racism and race relations in America in general. My stance on the subject is that political correctness is good and fine. But, it will only get us through the day, it will not get us through the year, or much less the decade or century. We as a culture of have many offensive and troubling conversations to have. And Lucia Mann has crafted a narrative on of those such subjects. We very much do not like to have the conversation of abuse, even though we are all aware of it. We want to find reasons for it and sometimes there are but more often than not they are not easy answers. And the subject matter here of children abusing their parents is one especially difficult subject for us socially, culturally, and probably just naturally for us to tackle, but it must be done in the sake of seeking justice and fairness for all.
Mann’s narrative follows Maddie, a woman that has had no easy life, born of rape, and not even haunted by the events of South Africa’s apartheid, but having to live out that horror story. A chance to escape to Italy, which any person unders such persecution would take in a heartbeat. But, this was an out of the frying pan, into the fire situation for Maddie as she goes from being a second or even third class citizen in her home country to being an indentured servant on good days and a straight up slave the rest of the time. Along this path Maddie did have three daughters, and Mann raises the question if the daughters were made or created into abusers, the abuse ranges from emotional to even financial abuse, something no one is talking about but we really should be.
So I have to say that Addicted to Hate by Lucia Mann is a very important book that needs to be read and many more like it need to be read and written. Awareness is the first step in fixing these issue.
- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Grassroots Publishing Group (20 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0997567724
- ISBN-13: 978-0997567724
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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