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Author Joanne Jowell spoke of her admiration for Solomon, saying the young mother of two had a resilience and an inner strength that surprised her.

17.8.2019

“The strongest message I’d like people to take away after they’ve read Miché’s story is to withhold judgement,” author Joanne Jowell. SaturdayStar WeekendArgus pretorianews

Author Joanne Jowell spoke of her admiration for Solomon, saying the young mother of two had a resilience and an inner strength that surprised her.

Morne Nurse reported it to the Hawks and Solomon was forced to take a DNA test.

Her “mother”, Lavona was convicted of kidnapping and is serving a 10-year sentence.

Solomon and her lawyer, Dr Anne Skelton, the director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Child Law had been speaking to NB Publishers about the prospect of writing Solomon’s story more than a year ago.

The writing, however, took a backseat, while Jowell built up a rapport with Solomon.

She felt overwhelmed, both as a writer and as a mother.

“Unfortunately, it was incredibly difficult to get through to the Nurses. They declined to be involved with the book, which is a great pity. I would have loved personally and professionally to have sat down with Celeste, Morne and Cassidy, but perhaps that’s for the future.

“As the public, we know the Nurses’ narrative, but this is a chance to hear Miché’s side. Miché has absolutely not closed the door and she and Celeste try. But it is still a relationship that needs to be created.”

Every book Jowell has written, she said, has a unique fingerprint and story. She has written about someone living with bulimia, about a single mother shamed into giving her new baby up for adoption, about Larry Joe, an ex-convict and singer turned motivational speaker.

“Miché was absolutely prepared for this whirlwind and scrutiny with this book. She has come out with her head on her shoulders and she is ready for the world and all their questions.

“It certainly wasn’t money. She is very aware of the fact that there is a lot of negativity around her and this book. But Miché is solid and she can handle it.

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