Oops Zippy From The Diary Of A Divorced Woman by Zippora Agatha Okoth (Dr. Zippy Okoth)
OOPS ZIPPY: The Diary of a Divorced Woman, is an account of the life of Zippy, a 25 year old performing artist, who falls in love with a young military man. It narrates their romantic love life that ended in an abusive marriage full of infidelity, physical abuse and finally trauma, following the loss of their son. After repeated physical and emotional abuse, Zippy walks out on the marriage when her husband beats her in the public glare of strangers.
She leaves the home they had built together and starts rebuilding her life from scratch. We see her struggles through separation and their attempts to reconcile, to conform to socio cultural stigma. We experience her journey through depression and her turning points. We feel her struggle through the divorce process and ultimately finding her strength to move on.
The book gives very clear accounts of her life, with pain, bitterness and humour all intertwined. She narrates in a way that few would reveal of their personal lives and it is this openness that makes the book worth reading. It is therapy for the woman, and empowerment for the man.
This book is about love, fear, stigma, loss, determination and the fight for survival. The book can pass for a fictitious story for those who do not know her, or it would be the longest monologue.
This enchantment is presented as a narration that leaves the reader wonder if you really know Zippy.
Author:Zippora Agatha Okoth (Dr. Zippy Okoth)
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