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Author echoes child, sex abuse fight

By MAIKELI SERU The author of the book, ‘Amma … a frail wooden door’, Amitesh R Deo, a Fijian, is calling for a stop to child and sex abuse in
30 Sep 2012 08:48

By MAIKELI SERU

The author of the book, ‘Amma … a frail wooden door’, Amitesh R Deo, a Fijian, is calling for a stop to child and sex abuse in Fiji.
He also calls on Government and authorities to stop the problem.
He made the comment while presenting three autographed books to the Fiji Museum this week.
The books were accepted by Sela Rayawa, Fiji Museum’s head of Collection Department.
Mr Deo said the book was written to be a voice for children who had been abused.
“The book deals with a lot of issues. Mostly it deals with the extent of abuse in a society where children are so vulnerable; where they tend to be abused by parents or by close relatives.
“This book is trying to rescue those children. Through my experience as a child, because I have been open about my past, I had seen the ugly side of life that no child should ever see.
“It is where sexual abuse or violence comes into effect. The main purpose of the book is to put that into writing so it does not happen to other people,” Mr Deo said.
“I call on authorities and people in the Government to look into this.”
His book has hit the shelves in as far as the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, local bookstores and selected shopping outlets and the University of the South Pacific campuses around the region.
Mr Deo expects to produce another book in the next two years.
He was accompanied by his mother, Pushpa Wati Deo during the presentation.




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