SHABNAM SAMUEL discusses her memoir A FRACTURED LIFE
A Fractured Life (Green Place Books)
Abandoned by her parents as a three-year-old, and ultimately leaving her home country India for a new life in America as a young mother of a three-year-old son, this is not only an immigrant's story, but a poignant and powerful memoir that is at first, one of sadness and continuing adversity, but ultimately one of strength, purpose, and the universal triumph of hope. It is a story of dislocation, disruption, and despair, and brings focus to the silencing of girlhood and womanhood and how with time, love, and support we can work our way out of that silence. Shabnam Samuel was twenty seven when she moved to the US, carrying with her a troubled marriage, an almost estranged husband, and a three-year-old son. Hoping to create a fresh start from everything that was holding her down, it took Shabnam twenty-five years of trials and tribulations to finally find her voice, her strength, and her place in this world.
Praise for A Fractured Life
"Shabnam Samuel’s memoir is a remarkable journey from heartbreak to triumph. Her resilience, fierce courage, and hard-won blossoming despite every hardship a young girl and woman can encounter is an inspiration to all."--Andrea Jarrell, author I’m the One Who Got Away: A Memoir
"Shabnam Samuel's journey is remarkable. A Fractured Life, takes us from the depths of sadness and pain to a place of grace and acceptance through Shabnam's sheer perseverance and refusal to give up. She is an inspiration to those who are determined to rise above the most challenging of circumstances and forge new lives for themselves. Readers will root for her throughout."--Lisa Smith, author Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir
Shabnam Samuel is a writer, coach, social media trainer and the founder of the Panchgani Writers’ Retreat (www.panchganiwritersretreat.com ) an international writing retreat based out of Panchgani, India. The retreat incorporates mindful living along with creativity and wellness following Ayurveda principles, with yoga, meditation and writing workshops. As a writer, Shabnam has been writing ever since she can remember. Her essays have been published online in Brain, Child Magazine and Your Tango. Shabnam’s Memoir, A Fractured Life has a publication date of September19th 2018, by Green Writers Press. Shabnam also hosts a local TV show called Dew Drops and Words that broadcasts to 6.1 million viewers on the WJAL LATV network in the Washington DC area. You can find her on YouTube under the name “Dew Drops and Words”
Shabnam is a business coach and social media trainer. She mentors with Empowered Women International, in Alexandria,VA that helps train low income, immigrant and refugee women on how to be a successful entrepreneurs. Shabnam has called the suburbs of Washington DC her home for the last 30 years.