On November 21, 2019, Liberian Author, wife and mother of three boys, Arnelle Cruz released her much-anticipated autobiography book titled, “The Survivor Story of Arnelle A Girl from Africa” — and she did not hold back. From detailing Ups and downs of her early childhood in Monrovia, LIBERIA with her unsupportive mother, who later passed away in 2006 to being rejected during an audition held at the Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, AB Canada; A National Reality TV and newspapers for Canadian Idol Season 2 show by a famous judge who told her that her “voice sounded worse than dogs barking in the street.”
In an exclusive interview with Thehollywoodtimestoday, Arnelle detailed that, “I wrote my story to bring awareness to the international communities about how the war in Liberia has affected the lives of millions, leaving them with an unstable future where they must try so hard to fit into society. Though I didn’t have such a great experience with my mother, but my mother was my only parent and losing her took a toll on me and her death was hard for me to accept. In spite of everything, I do truly love my mother and the writing of my story was my way of keeping her alive until it reaches the part in my story where she is no more. I also wrote about my life to be the voice of those who are unable to speak of their trauma and to let them know that it is ok to talk about these things as a way to let go and heal.”
Arnelle says all of these experiences are what gave her strength to become who she is today. Her book gives readers intimate insight into her early childhood when she got molested, the war through her eye and ending up in a whole new city that gave her hope, love, peace and family for lifetime.
Written by First Lady/ Augustina Kou Monpleh