JANET I. BUCK : Lily Bulbs
JANET I. BUCK : The Splintered Broom
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JANET I. BUCK Lily Bulbs
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JANET I. BUCK The Splintered Broom
poetryrepairs #220 16.01:003
Njeri* Walk Free * end modern slavery Njeri* can recall the moment she knew she was finally free - it was when strangers rushed to her aid as she lay crumpled on the pavement after falling from a third floor window. But Njeri was not pushed, nor did she stumble. She had become so desperate to escape her abusive employers and a life trapped in domestic slavery that she risked her life and jumped. Today, Njeri is back home in Kenya. As she lies in her hospital bed she is comforted by women who have fled similar situations of trafficking and returned safely to Kenya - all thanks to our partner HAART Kenya. As the support group sits and chats it’s clear to see that they are rebuilding their lives and refusing to let their experiences of slavery define them. Will you give to HAART to help more survivors like Njeri rebuild their lives? Not all survivors receive the care and support that Njeri and her friends have. Shockingly, many victims of modern slavery in Kenya are at risk of being re-trafficked,1 while others are rejected by their community when they return home with no money. Some even commit suicide to escape the mental scars that continue to haunt them from their time in domestic slavery. HAART Kenya is a key organisation working exclusively to rescue and rehabilitate victims of trafficking in Kenya. HAART Kenya assesses each survivor according to their individual needs, providing a tailored programme for recovery of psychological and medical support, as well as courses to equip survivors with the skills that can reduce their vulnerability to being re-trafficked. Our partner is supporting more and more victims of trafficking every day.2 Your donation will help survivors like Njeri to get back on their feet. In solidarity, the Walk Free and HAART Kenya teams P.S. Every donation helps build a brighter future for survivors of slavery in Kenya. Please consider making a donation today. *Name has been changed to protect identity 1 https://publications.iom.int/system/files/pdf/kenyahumantraffickingbaselineassessment.pdf 2 The 2014 IIbrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) noted an increase of human trafficking in Kenya from 2011 onwards. http://static.moibrahimfoundation.org/downloads/publications/2014/2014-iiag-summary-report.pdf
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JANET I. BUCK is a seven-time Pushcart Nominee. Her poetry has appeared in 2River View, Offcourse, The Pedestal Magazine, and hundreds of journals worldwide. Janet's second print collection of poetry, Tickets to a Closing Play, was the winner of the 2002 Gival Press Poetry Award and her third collection, Beckoned By The Reckoning, was released by PoetWorks Press in the spring of 2004. She has been a regular contributor to poetryrepairs and its first guest editor.
I am delighted to announce the release of my full-length print collection of poetry entitled Dirty Laundry, which is now available by direct order from Vine Leaves Press at the following link: http://www.vineleavespress.com/dirty-laundry-by-janet-buck.html using PayPal or a credit card from a number of publishing outlets. Also click on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. to order. Free shipping is available to those ordering multiple copies, if they are purchased directly from Vine Leaves Press. More information is available on my new web page: http://www.janetibuck.com I hope you’ll consider purchasing copies of Dirty Laundry as holiday gift or for yourself. It’s a busy time of year.
Anyone who cares to review or comment on my new book, write what you feel, and I will promptly post it on my web page. Some pre-reviews are currently available at http://www.janetibuck.com.