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Women, Africa, Politics, Zimbabwe, Culture, Identity, Heritage

Defining Pearl
...a precious difference
by Pearl Matibe

Written with uncommon candor ‘Defining Pearl’ ignites emotions making this a compelling, deeply moving memoir. More than a decade in the making this powerful publication presents how since childhood Pearl Matibe lived a prosperous lifestyle. Her previously unpublished personal journal shows her unique vantage point to chronicle a dangerous time in history.

It is an amazingly riveting exposé of her private ordeal behind a public unleashing of retribution disclosing tumultuous years when the dictatorial government of Robert Mugabe inflicted state-sponsored violence on her.

Pearl weaves a captivating journey from southern Africa to Europe to North America confronted with cultural realities.

Praise for Defining Pearl

“…unparalleled in scope and perspective…beyond the traditional definition of 'memoir'…”

- D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.

“I laughed when I read it, and I cried when I read it…Once I picked it up, I found that I couldn’t put it down.”

- Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite.

“…an excellent story…honest…and inspiring…”

- Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite.

“…a work so compelling…powerful…riveting…captivating…empowering…Her work bridges the historical, geopolitical, and cultural divide…”

- Karla M. Wynn, Wynn Writes Productions – Baltimore, MD

“…a compelling story of bravery, resilience, and survival…an eye-opening overview…This book is a must-read…”

- Kelly Santana for Readers’ Favorite.

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Pearl Matibe is an award-winning dynamic speaker with brilliant speeches that share her amazing story of courage, culture, grace, identity, resilience and triumph that molded her life and inspire an audience. She belongs in a group of influential speakers that have their own distinctive flair. Today, author of ‘Defining Pearl,’ is fiercely loyal to the advancement of a 21st century global cultural intelligence. With over 18 years’ experience in the hospitality industry she is certified in Operational Analysis by Cornell University’s Hotel School. She is a member of Toastmasters International and focuses her time on advisory work to varied Boards of Directors around the world. Speaking fair and square on causes she cares about makes her a respected advocate. She is passionate about travel and remains a firm proponent of “Live your ideals!”


Pearl Matibe
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