Savina Plescia Redpath was born in Palermo, Sicily in 1948. She emigrated to South Africa, at the age of 13 months, with her mother and eldest brother, to join her father who had returned to South Africa in 1947 after having been imprisoned there at Zonderwater Prisoner-of-War Camp during the 2nd World War.
She has learned to value her heritage, and to forgive both herself and those close to her, and finally to accept and love herself as a complete and beautiful person. Her story is one of trauma, depression, awareness, acceptance, forgiveness, and ultimately, of compassion and love.
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Falling in Love with Myself
by Savina Redpath
This is a story of the difficulties which an Italian prisoner of war and later immigrant family to South Africa had to endure, and the toll it took on the family, and on the author as the daughter of the family in particular. It is especially the story of her battle to overcome the trauma of her childhood during her childhood and youth.
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