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Ingrid Watson Miller and Margaret Lindsay Morris First Book ‘The Devil’s Nose’ Is a Powerful Story of Hope and Perseverance

(PRWEB) April 16, 2015

Ingrid Watson Miller and Margaret Lindsay Morris, both of whom are professors dedicated to teaching the Spanish language at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have completed their book The Devil’s Nose: a gripping and potent piece of historical fiction that illustrates the strength of human kind to overcome any obstacles.

When asked what inspired their work, Miller and Morris stated: The inspiration for writing this book came from Luz Argentina Chiriboga, the only Ecuadorian woman of African ancestry to have published novels. Because she is not widely known outside of her country, the authors have translated one of her novels in order to provide the American public with an opportunity to hear her voice and to obtain a perspective of Ecuadorian culture and history through her writings. Both authors have done research and presented papers on several of Chiribogas works. Dr. Watson Millers dissertation is a study of Chribogas first three novels, which provide a voice to the young Afro-Ecuadorian women in three different time periods.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, this poignant tale transports the reader to Ecuador in the late nineteenth century. Here, thousands of migrant workers from Jamaica have come in search of a better life. In order to fulfill their ambitions, they must construct a railroad through the Andes to connect Guayaquil and Quito, under the order of President Eloy Alfaro. The feat is perilous and will test the resolve of the many workers. Their riveting tale is both emotional and inspiring.

Readers who wish to experience this spirited work can purchase The Devil’s Nose at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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A Kentucky Rape Survivor Breaks Her Silence in the Spring Issue of STORY magazine

Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

Ten years later and Jacqueline Adams is just now able to open up about her sexual assault as a freshman at the University of Kentucky. I didnt necessarily want to see myself as a rape victim. By the time I finally embraced the word rape, I considered myself a rape survivor. But it took me a long time to even use those words.

Adams shares her past in the spring 2015 issue of STORY the new magazine directed at readers who are interested in Kentucky life that often falls outside the bounds of traditional media. This issue hits newsstands in mid-March, just in time for Aprils Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Kentucky.

Adams uncertainty in defining what had happened to her is a symptom of rape culture a culture that normalizes, trivializes, and quietly condones male sexual assault against women. Unfortunately, there is no checklist, nothing that helps you tally the scenario to definitively determine if you were raped. So what happened to her, was it actually rape?

Reports of rape on university campuses is widespread in the news these days, often with no voice given to the victim.STORY turns the tables and gives Adams, who finally earned her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University, the opportunity to share how her life changed after her attack. The piece also includes professional insight and resources to help readers digest the intensity of sexual assault.

Whenever you watch TV and see a rape victim, their clothes are torn and they’re bloody and beaten up,” said Terryn Honeycutt Varney, director of crisis intervention at the Hope Harbor Sexual Trauma Recovery Center in Bowling Green. Otherwise, they look just like me and you right now.

As President Barack Obama shared in a public-service video during the Grammys