Whilst fictional, ‘A brave girl named Ayah’ is inspired by the true story of its author, Amanda S. Dambuza.
She rose from a traumatic past of apartheid, abuse, abandonment and neglect, to global prominence. Her painful past is chronicled in her first book Baked in Pain.
She became a globally celebrated, award-winning leader and businesswoman having become, amongst her many firsts, the first black female Chairperson of a bank in South Africa.
Amanda is a transformation mentor and a change agent who seeks to empower young children and women at large through her story. She is a vocal and passionate gender and children’s rights activist, whilst also a proud mother of twin girls and a little boy whom she ably raises alongside her husband.
There is an Ayah in all of us. Find her.