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Buy Now! Real Men Don't Do Therapy: A Portrait of A Beautiful Disaster

A sensitive story of identity, the roots we have and teh routes that open becasue of this.

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Buy Now! Real Men Don't Do Therapy: A Portrait of A Beautiful Disaster
Buy Now! Real Men Don't Do Therapy: A Portrait of A Beautiful Disaster

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23 Mar 2024, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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A SENSITIVE STORY OF IDENTITY, THE ROOTS WE HAVE AND THE ROUTES THAT OPEN UP BECAUSE OF THIS. There’s Femi, who understands how intolerance shapes the present but lets his anger limit his relationships; Bluey, who fights misogyny in unhelpful ways; and Segun, who seems capable but succumbs to despair in the face of gender-based violence and child abuse. THE TRUE TERROR LIES NOT IN THE JOURNEY. It’s a beautiful tale that brings social justice into conflict with real-life justice and asks which should prevail. BUT THE FINAL DESTINATION THEY ALL UNKNOWINGLY APPROACH. Is falling in love enough, is that the best therapy? Will rescue fantasies, primordial rage and cocktail mixes drown out the pain? OUTCOME Sink or swim, whoever stops breathing starts living! Set in Brisbane, Australia, the story follows Femi, a Yoruba-born immigrant still navigating the complexities of his new homeland. When a politician ignites a public debate on migration, Femi becomes deeply affected by the criticism, leading him to interpret every perceived slight as a personal attack. Struggling to find his place in this unfamiliar territory, he seeks the guidance of Dr Segun Agoro, a renowned psychiatrist. With his polished demeanour and unconventional taste in art, the enigmatic psychiatrist challenges Femi to observe without judgment. As Femi delves into his African roots, unearthing buried memories and confronting past traumas, he unravels the complexities of his own identity. Simultaneously, Dr Agoro harbours his hidden struggles, yet expertly conceals them beneath a façade of sophistication. This novel weaves two journeys: Femi's fight for acceptance and Dr. Agoro's descent into darkness. Expect vibrant prose, cultural insight, and psychological fiction delving into the depths of the human psyche.

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