From The ShadowsAbout the Book
From The Shadows:
A Journey of Self-Discovery and Renewal
Offering hope and healing, the author retraces her beautiful transformation from suicidal despair to habitual happiness, sprinkling each step with soul-stirring original poetry and journal excerpts.
For decades, she hid her chronic depression from everyone, including herself, until hitting a crisis point. She seemed successful and happy to all, except her closest confidantes; they knew the anguish she wished to end by killing herself. Through self-exploration, she found a pathway to conquer the pain.
In From the Shadows, she shares the questions she confronted, unearths her root causes, and presents a map out of the mire. Finally, she unlocks inner wealth by facing phantoms holding long forgotten keys to her past.
Joining in her journey, you may uncover a few treasures of your own.
From the Shadows is a gripping and uplifting book. I read it through at one sitting because I couldn’t stop reading. The book is soul-baring. It is real, and it is powerful. Elizabeth has told her story with honesty and openness.I found the book inspiring. It is a story of healing. It is a success story. We are left with complete admiration for Elizabeth’s courage in confronting the past and in finding answers to her problems. I loved the combination of poetry and text. I was amazed at the way the story flowed in and out of her life. Elizabeth shows rare understanding of herself.We end the book with a sense of Elizabeth’s achievements and the triumph of the spirit over adversity.– Professor Rina Okonkwo, Godfrey Okoye University
Hope inspiring, transformational healing from despair to habitual happiness:
Whirlpool of pain, despair I share
For your own gain, I bring you there.
Sucked me down, but will lift you up –
The gifts uncovered, when unstuck.
Maelstrom drew me time and again;
Me, myself, and I weren’t as friend.
A shadow plagued my destiny,
Before sunlit divinity.
Hear my story, treasure I found,
As it unfolds, soul almost drowned.
Reveal my grief, the guilt and shame,
Unwinding as I blend my name.
Listen as I share of rebirth –
Meaning and passion’s soulful mirth.
Lure you in, then lighten your load;
A wealth inside worth more than gold.
Precious self-love and purpose too,
Join in this journey to renew.
Elizabeth Onyeabor’s raw emotion and honest account of her struggle with depression and her journey out of the shadows is reminiscent of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.The narrative of her descent into depression, the uncovering of her childhood ghosts and her inner healing all dovetail into one sublime tale of a woman reborn into the light. Ms. Onyeabor’s story is beautifully accented by her deeply moving poems.Truly a one-of-a-kind memoir from a wonderful writer.–Barbara Bras, Amazon #1 Best Selling Author