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Telma Rocha

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Telma Rocha is an avid reader, reviewer, and blogger. She documents and shares her reading and writing journeys on Instagram and is an active member of various groups dedicated to promoting local talent.

Telma lives in southern Ontario with her husband and two sons. When she is not reading or writing, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her family or sharing meals and laughter with good friends.

Born in Angola, Telma immigrated to Canada in 1976 avoiding the turbulent civil war that erupted there in 1974. These events are documented in her first novel,

The Angolan Girl. A story about her grandmother's life from childhood through the early stages of the war.

Telma is currently working on her third novel, a contemporary family drama that
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Telma Rocha Hi Catherine, I was mainly referring to the Civil War that happened in Angola and wanting to bring awareness to that.

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Telma Rocha Hi Catherin, thank you for your question. I wrote The Angolan Girl hoping to provide inspiration to others going through their own difficulties in lif…moreHi Catherin, thank you for your question. I wrote The Angolan Girl hoping to provide inspiration to others going through their own difficulties in life. I also wanted to educate others on the issues around African Colonialism.

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“Darkness and silence are my only two friends.”
Telma Rocha, The Angolan Girl: A True-Life Novel

“Victoria is like a wave I grip tight and ride to shore, only the wave breaks too early and leaves me floating in unknown waters.”
Telma Rocha, The Angolan Girl: A True-Life Novel

“This neighbourhood is more prestigious and luxurious, but prestige and luxury do not matter when you are in the middle of a war zone. War affects everyone, every nationality, every race.”
Telma Rocha, The Angolan Girl: A True-Life Novel

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“This neighbourhood is more prestigious and luxurious, but prestige and luxury do not matter when you are in the middle of a war zone. War affects everyone, every nationality, every race.”
Telma Rocha, The Angolan Girl: A True-Life Novel

“He is my much-needed rock when the ground softens all around me.”
Telma Rocha, The Angolan Girl: A True-Life Novel

“Dreams can be our subconscious mind trying to tell us something, however, dreams can also be a representation of our deepest and darkest fears.”
Telma Rocha, The Angolan Girl: A True-Life Novel

“Through one story, I learn the native black population in Angola does not have as many rights or the same social standing as white people. My father, being white, therefore had more clout over my mother, and so it was more normal for my white father to raise me rather than my native black mother.”
Telma Rocha, The Angolan Girl: A True-Life Novel

“He is my first love, and the loss of a first love is always the hardest. My clothes now drape like a curtain from not eating, and I am forgetting basic things that I should remember. I contemplate my future as I am not getting any younger, and I must come to a decision soon. I have no other prospect for marriage, and at fifteen, I am at a marriageable age.”
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