We are delighted to let you know that Tererai's latest book - The Awakened Woman - Remembering and Igniting our Sacred Dreams ($49.00 hardback) is now available at The Women’s Book Shop, 105 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Auckland. We asked Carole to get the books in as we knew after hearing Tererai speak at worldwomen17 this book would be very special.
Don’t miss out, you can call to reserve your copy phone 09 376 4399 or order online through The Women’s Book Shop by Clicking Here
The Awakened Woman - Remembering and Igniting our Sacred Dreams
Through one incredible woman’s journey from a child bride in a small Zimbabwe village to one of the world’s most recognizable voices in women’s empowerment and education, this manifesto inspires women to pursue their sacred dreams through nine essential lessons brought forth from ancient African wisdom.
Before Tererai landed on Oprah’s stage as her “favourite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream, and now she inspires all women to dream BIG with The Awakened Woman, foreward by Oprah.
As a young girl in a cattle-herding village in Zimbabwe, she dreamed of receiving an education but instead was married young and by eighteen, without a high school graduation, she was already a mother of three. Tererai encountered a visiting American woman who assured her that anything was possible, reawakening her sacred dream. Tererai planted her dreams deep in the earth and prayed they would grow. They did, and now not only has she earned her PhD but she has also built schools for girls in Zimbabwe, with funding from Oprah. The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams is her accessible, intimate, and evocative guide that teaches nine essential lessons to encourage all women to reexamine their dreams and uncover the power hidden within them—power that can recreate our world for the better.
Tererai points out that there is a massive, untapped, global resource in women who have, for one reason or another, set aside their wisdom, their skills, and their dreams in order to take care of the personal business of their lives. Not only is this a type of invisible suffering experienced by countless women, this rich resource is a secret weapon for improving our world. Women have the capacity to inspire, to create, to transform—and Tererai’s call to action will awaken hearts, give permission to recapture dreams, and provide the tools to forge a brighter path for all. This is the movement of Sacred Sisters.
"Any time anyone tells you that a dream is impossible, any time you’re discouraged by impossible challenges, just mutter this mantra: Tererai Trent.” (Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and #1 nationally bestselling author of Half the Sky)
“Compelling, insightful, gracious, loving—Tererai lights a candle for the world and inspires us all to light ours!” (Theresa Gattung, leading New Zealand business personality, author, philanthropist)