The Story of My Suffering

A Collection of Short Stories of Suffering Children

by Furwa J. Hussain & Cover design or artwork by Rommel Ojeda



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/30/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 94
ISBN : 9781480848726
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 94
ISBN : 9781480848719

About the Book

One in five adults in the United State suffer from mental illness each year. These illnesses impact the afflicted individuals as wells as the surrounding loved ones. In The Story of My Suffering, author Furwa J. Hussain shares six short stories that focus on different forms of neglect caused by a variety of mental illnesses.

Culled from a number of perspectives and cultures, the stories movingly portray children in difficult and sometimes abusive family situations and give intimate, complex portrayals of both intense suffering and inspiring resilience. These short stories shed light on some of the misery loved ones experience and communicates a message of shared pain, failure, parental negligence, and lack of love.

In The Story of My Suffering, Hussain seeks to provide comfort to those who believe they are the only ones with bad experiences; to provide hope there is light at the end of the tunnel; to convey the message that no matter how tough life gets, no matter how many suicide attempts you make, you can deal with what is happening and get through this; and to help start a conversation to ensure no child suffers in silence.

About the Author

Furwa immigrated to the US when she was thirteen. Though the love of her culture runs deep she has spent the last couple of years shaping her identity as an American Muslim woman and exploring how the two cultures can compliment each other. Furwa spent the last three years working with teenagers from all cultures in the Bronx. As she helps them navigate the tumultuous teenage years, she has learned from them kindness, resilience and patience. Her experiences and wisdom have also enriched their world: “Ms. J you have inspired me to be stronger and stand up for myself!” a female student quotes.

Furwa doesn’t know what her future path may hold but she hopes to continue find ways to share her love of her culture and guide people in peace and acceptance.