“Breaking the Ocean is a deeply intimate and provocative memoir about the explorations of a young immigrant mixed-race woman trying to find her way to belonging through social change. A profound and important read at this time of the intersections of our struggles. We need more voices like hers.” — Judy Rebick, author of Heroes in My Head
In this time of rising nationalism and xenophobia sweeping western democracies, people are polarizing along racial and identity lines. Where can we turn for hopeful yet realistic narratives of the healing that is possible in relationship? Breaking the Ocean addresses with great honesty and vulnerability the long-term impacts of immigration, racism, and the chance we all have to create our own happily-ever-after. It’s a wake-up call to acknowledge our differences, offering new possibilities for understanding through the revolutionary power of resilience. This book is my meditation on the universal questions of what it means to belong, what it takes to become whole, and ultimately what is required to create change in ourselves and in society.
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“A profound and important read. We need more voices like hers.” — Judy Rebick, author of Heroes in My Head
“With incredible courage, Annahid has gone all in and given us a memoir that alters the way stories are told, as well as what we feel we can say. But even more importantly than that, Breaking the Ocean will change the way we look at each other.” Suzanne Desrochers, bestselling author of Bride of New France
“A book which surgically opens the heart with a rarely encountered authenticity.” – Gaia Orion, Visual Artist