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Ingrid Destorie, look what we got! A few weeks ago, I mustered up some courage and sent 'Shine a Light' to Readers Favorite in the States to be reviewed. www.shinealight-thebook.co.zaThe feedback was incredible 💛***Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite - 5 Stars.I’m always in awe of autobiographical writers who are able to bare their souls so deeply and so openly that the ensuing written work they create, becomes an unmissable and thought-provoking journey into an experience I couldn’t imagine sharing any other way. Such a writer is Corrine Wilson, who vividly relives an important formative experience from her own life in which her perspective is challenged repeatedly through her relationship with Ingrid and interactions with the people that society usually ignores. There’s an important message in Corrine’s journey that she explores beautifully throughout Shine A Light, a message of unity and looking past the things that divide us to identify what makes us all one species. It’s only through recognizing that humans can celebrate their cultural differences whilst remembering that we are all one people that we can begin the work of making life better for all, and Corrine Wilson’s writing is a furthering of that goal.Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite - 5 StarsShine a Light is a page-turner filled with reality-biting moments. After reading this book, I give my respect to Corrine Wilson and Ingrid De Storie for their profound humane concerns, and for their caring for neglected animals that are victims of Cape Town’s political and social unrest. Wilson’s narrative hits you like an arrow on a bullseye as it opens your eyes to the realities existing in a different part of the world. It is a testament to the adage that the world can only heal through love. By helping animals, Wilson and De Storie have gotten to know people closely as well and understand their trauma and sentiments. One country’s reality can spark a reflection deep within each of us. Shine a Light deserves a global audience. ... See MoreSee Less
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Please share your thoughts... had fun playing around with these designs. Which 'Shine a Light' cover do you prefer? 1) Shelter dog 'Hermes' behind bars (before he was adopted!)2) Old dog cradled in palm3) Or the original cover (please see in comments) ... See MoreSee Less
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We did it! A big thank you to those who contributed towards 'Operation Shine a Light' 🐾Not only did we collect R8500 towards sterilizing animals in Lavender Hill, we also managed to donate two bicycles to youth pet care. A special thank you to Deborah Leask and Chantel Barnard for your donation.Continue sharing the Light 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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'Operation Shine a Light' 💛A big thank you to Marisa van Tonder for creating this moving video, Trijntje de Jonge and Marisa Monson for the photographs and Elzahn Rinquest for the beautiful soundtrack. ... See MoreSee Less
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Not going to lie but I had FOMO for the first 'Operation Shine a Light' photo shoot! Thank you so much to Marisa Monson for capturing the moment (pictures will be posted soon) my mom, Sandra Findlay Graham for dropping off the books and to youth pet care, Nazrudeen Mickyle Adams Adams, Mickyle Adams Adams, Steenberg Paws Maurice Mesias, Mickyle Adams Adams, Taswel van de vent, Zhaunick Jehome, Donnay Lombard, Tarryn Adams and Alan Schmaman for all you do! (Picture of Marisa and Naz) ... See MoreSee Less
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As you always say, 'Age is just a number...' So, stay as young and as fierce and as courageous as you are! Happy Birthday Auntie Ingrid! ... See MoreSee Less
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'Operation Shine a Light' has begun! ... See MoreSee Less
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A big thank you to ChevsLife the incredible Chevone Petersen, author of 'Eleven Atypical Days behind the mask I wear' for her heartfelt review of Shine a Light. Today, I hugged Hope a little tighter and kissed her some more after reading Corrine Wilson's 'Shine A Light' book. Her story, in conversations with Ingrid de Storie, not only shares the lives of dogs living in poverty, but it also paints the vivid picture of social-spatial polarization in a way that gives life to the parallels that exist within the South Peninsula of Cape Town. Captured through both Corrine (Noordhoek resident) and Ingrid's (Ocean View resident) lived experiences. Similar yet so different. That privilege that we try our best to look beyond, yet cannot escape. Throughout the book, what striked me most, was the ability to depict the rawness of the conditions in which pets encountered, and helped, lived. And the missing depths of contrast of the constant state of anxiety, fear and disillusionment that the people of Ocean View live with. A missing contrast because it is an onslaught of emotional and psychological overwhelm that can only be captured if you've lived through it.'Shine A Light' is a brilliant read if ever you find yourself wondering what life is like on "the other side". Whichever side that may be. It speaks of the humanity within all of us. It reflects the suffering, and strength of the Ocean View community, through the lives of the many dogs, some living in better conditions than their humans. The poverty that echoes through their empty bowls. Words, however, may fail to do adequate justice, to the injustice, that is suffered amidst the palpable strength of this community birthed through the shared history of the forceful relocations in 1967/8. Ocean View, the place that holds my heart, with memories of my father sharing stories of life in Noordhoek, before Ocean View became "home" as a result of the Group Areas Act. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
'Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.' I've been asked on many occasions how people mentioned in the book are doing. For those who have read it, please see below...*****Do you remember the 'Naughty Boys?' Well, here is a recent picture of 'Mandela Face,' fondly nick-named by Ingrid, who is now trying to turn his young life around 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
A beautiful photograph of Lisa Burnell and her dog Kenji, accompanied by her heartfelt review of Shine a Light 🐾'I've just finished the brutally honest book, Shine a Light and feel absolutely exhausted from it - exhausted in so many different ways, and heart provoked in all the RIGHT WAYS. Reading it brought back memories of my previous work in communities and the overwhelming feeling of the inability to ever bring any real change in the lives of the people who need it the most. It also left me feeling encouraged to work with animals more while wondering if I'm strong enough for it. But mostly, being in a mixed-race relationship with a Coloured man, every word you wrote gave me more and more insight into the history and life experiences of the Coloured community - both then and now - and the devastating effects and consequences the legacy of apartheid has caused them. The characters and life stories across these pages have helped me to feel more aware, more knowledgeable, and more empathetic to the complexities of this nation - this book will provide insight into conversations that most South Africans will never have and yet desperately need.' Lisa Burnell ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
I confess, I did a little happy dance when I received this picture! Thank you to those who recently purchased a copy of Shine a Light, together we managed to contribute to the efforts of 2 incredible organizations, Animals Matter Langeberg and Paw Prints Rescue and Rehoming - NPC 2018/554039/08 Please consider buying a book for yourself or a loved one - it really is a story that continues with every vulnerable animal that is helped 🐾 www.shinealight-thebook.co.za ... See MoreSee Less
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Finally! With over 50 incredible reviews (shinealight-thebook.co.za/reviews/) 'Shine a Light' is available as an Ebook! From today until the end of the Easter weekend it will be on SPECIAL for $2.99. For those of you who have already read 'Shine a Light' please consider leaving a review on Amazon. Ingrid and I would be so grateful for the support 💛If you would like a signed hard copy please go to: www.shinealight-thebook.co.zaOtherwise... drum roll! Buy it here 🙂 www.amazon.com/Shine.../dp/B0919TTCFB/ref=sr_1_1... ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Happy Tails magazine for featuring 'Shine a Light' and 1 Kennel at a Time in their latest publication!www.happytailsmagazine.co.za/news-articles/1-kennel-at-a-time/ We are also proud to announce that from book sales we have managed to contribute a small donation to 6 different animal charities so far and have recently launched the 'running chain project.' To those of you who are still interested in purchasing a copy of Shine a Light, please message me. I will be leaving for the UK in the next month or so, but can still offer signed copies while I'm still in SA. I continue to receive the most incredible reviews - thank you 💛shinealight-thebook.co.za/reviews/(The beautiful dog in the picture is being cared for and overseen by our wonderful 1 Kennel at a Time volunteer, Jeni.) ... See MoreSee Less
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There are a few signed copies of Shine a Light available in the UK! If you are interested please message me 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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I have to share this message with you ☺'I was so moved by Shine a Light that after 20 years of not having a pet, I went out and adopted an older dog named Sasha. Thank you Ingrid and Corrine my joy is now complete.' Jinty. ... See MoreSee Less
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Humbled by the reviews 💛'Every South African should read this book.' Amy Maclver, Cape Talk Radio.'One of the best books I've read in a while.' Matt Tenyson, Zone Radio Magazine.'A remarkable book.' Kiernan Walsh, 2OceansVibe.'An emotional rollercoaster.' Candice Boltman, Exclusive Books.'This book does exactly what the title says - it shines a light on a community that has been held in the dark for to long.' Robyn Wessels, Wordsworth Books. Shine a Light is now available in all leading bookstores and via the website (Price includes free delivery throughout South Africa) www.shinealight-thebook.co.za ... See MoreSee Less
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We're trying to change lives! For the next 24 hours, R90 from every copy of 'Shine a Light' bought on the website www.shinealight-thebook.co.za will go directly to a brand new and crucial initiative assisting animals in the impoverished community of Kalbaskraal called: Chocolate Angels Animal Rescue. Please help us support Jason and his incredible efforts 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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Spoiler alert! If you have not read the book do not read on...*******I have just received a photograph of 'the beautiful wolf who howled from far away.' How peaceful Pimmy looks almost camouflaged in the snow ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less
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