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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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'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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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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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 πŸ’›If you would like a signed hard copy please go to: www.shinealight-thebook.co.zaOtherwise... drum roll! Buy it here πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ’›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 πŸ’›'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 πŸ’› ... 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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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
I'm still shaking... Ingrid is as cool as a cucumber πŸ˜†We did our first radio interview this morning! It's being aired on CapeTalk at 14:15 today, 28/12/2020.The biggest thank you to Amy Maclver πŸ’› ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
How beautiful is this! After seeing the wonderful article of 'Shine a Light' featured in the False Bay Echo newspaper today, we received a picture of the kitten in the article (which is featured in the book) that Ingrid rescued at the Rasta camp fire almost 4 years ago - all grown-up! If you are still searching for a Christmas gift or something to read over the holidays, there are a few signed copies available at Wordsworth in Longbeach Mall, otherwise head to Exclusive Books Constantia Village or purchase directly on the Shine a Light website, where R50 from every book sold for R290 will go towards helping vulnerable animals.www.shinealight-thebook.co.za ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
I only have a few signed copies left on my desk... the rest have gone.It's a surreal feeling to think that only a short while ago this story was shifting and evolving as we sat on upturned paint tins in the backyards of strangers. I thought I'd attach one of my favorite pictures of Ingrid. This moment was captured in the book. If you would like a signed copy - please message me πŸ’›www.shinealight-thebook.co.za ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
Yesterday, I sat in the small cement courtyard were it all began... surrounded by the voices of those who walked this journey. "Thank you for telling your story," I whispered.She looked at me and smiled.And as we sipped our tea together, I watched the winding down of a day - just a regular day - and I felt so humbled to be apart of it. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
Someone described yesterday as: 'A beautiful colliding of worlds'Sadly, as most of you know our book signing event was cancelled ... Worried that not everyone would know, Ingrid and I, with slightly broken hearts, gathered our friends and family and headed off to Imhoff. But what a dayThank you to everyone who surrounded us with so much love. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
'As we navigate this winding road.'Ingrid and I regret to inform you that the book signing of Shine a Light to be held on Sunday, 6th December is unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.Please can you share this message πŸ’› ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
UPDATE:'As we navigate this winding road.'Ingrid and I regret to inform you that the book signing of Shine a Light to be held on Sunday, 6th December is unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.Please share this message πŸ’› ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

Shine a Light - The book
I can't think of a more apt place to have held our first book signing. Thank you to the incredible residents of Ocean View for your support. Ingrid and I were so nervous our hands were literally shaking as we signed the book, but by the end of the morning our pen strokes were smoother and Ingrid had perfected the heart πŸ’›A special thank you to Mastoera for organizing everything. ... See MoreSee Less
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