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review :: We Don’t Talk About It. Ever

please read this honest and refreshing review of We Don’t Talk About It. Ever. thank you so much for going on my journey with me.



Author          Desiree-Ann Martin

Title               We Don’t Talk About It. Ever

Genre            Memoir

In this tell-it-all debut memoir, Desiree-Ann Martin in similar fashion to how Sisonke Msimang did in her memoir Always Another Country, narrates a story of her life from an early age, right through to her adult life and does this without leaving anything out. This book captures Desiree’s life journey in full and defines who and what she went through to be here today.

In true traditional memoir writing style, Desiree starts off with her early childhood days in Cape Town, being raised in a family where her uncle’s perverted tendencies and sex talk in the family were neatly swept under the rug of silence. In her honest and brutal way of telling the story, Desiree doesn’t shy away from airing the family’s dirty laundry. From her ‘subversive racist’ mother, childhood rape by her cousin and her…

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birthday bliss.

it’s my birthday and i have had a crazy year. that’s why i get to post a ‘42 and slaying it’ selfie. having my memoir published was a dream come true. but that doesn’t mean this new phase doesn’t come with its own dazzling dreams and amazing intentions. i’m only getting started…