Ghanaian born actress, Juliet Ibrahim is out with a memoir which he aptly titled ‘A Toast To Life’. The memoir chronicles her journey through life and
Ghanaian born actress, Juliet Ibrahim is out with a memoir which he aptly titled ‘A Toast To Life’. The memoir chronicles her journey through life and how her family survived wars across Liberia, Lebanon, and Côte d’Ivoire. The book which is an eye opener to Juliet’s growing up years and her current reality, is about a girl who succeeded through difficult times and emerged successful.
According to her, ‘A Toast To Life’ is a “narration of her triumph over the adversity I have faced at different stages in my life and my journey to true self-love. By telling my story through this medium, it is my intention to uplift women and remind them that despite the many challenges experienced, there truly is always light at the end of the tunnel.”
‘A Toast To Life’ has got everything you’d expect of a woman in her early 30s but in my case, it’s got a whole lot more. Juliet and her family surviving back to back wars across Liberia (x2), Lebanon, Côte d’Ivoire, living as refugees at times, before succour with a final reprieve from civil wars in Accra Ghana. By 16, she had seen more wars, lived through different cultures than most would in their entire life. The story is a story of a mother’s love and towering presence, it’s the story of dreams and the sweat and thoughts they require to become reality. A very funny rendition at times, it’s the story of the pain of beauty and the contradictions of stardom. A betrayal fest as men swooped in on her naivety, a constant quest for the search for self, of daring new experiences and choosing to live on one’s terms. It’s the story of giving back, especially with a story that defined the essence of that – family. It’s the story of an African girl whose experiences literally forced a layering of depths one may not have built but for forced experiences. A girl can dream, even through some of life’s challenges. A girl can thrive, even on the back of betrayals. A girl can love again, even when it’s seems like Love never wins.
There was no holding back in this memoir as it is undressing herself for everyone to feast on.