elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

An UnSpoken Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith by Rizi Xavier Timane

I'm not a particular religious person, so, I didn't identify with Timane's profound trust in God, but I understand it was important and an essential part of this life journey.

Born woman in Nigeria, Rizi Xavier Timane always felt he was a boy; that what he said to his father when he was only a child, but everyone always told him it was a phase; when the phase didn't pass, while he found ostracism from his relatives, he found some sort of support from his friends, but basically they always told him he was a lesbian, that if he liked girls that meant he was a lesbian, no one ever supported his feeling of being a man trapped in a woman body. And that was Rizi Xavier Timane's feeling, that he was trapped, and never once he felt comfortable with his woman body.

I really liked one answer Rizi Xavier Timane received by one of his female cousins, that she supported him even if she didn't understand, cause being a woman was something important to her; but she was supporting, cause one thing is what you are and feel and a totally different thing is what others feel and are.

Sincerely this is more a chronicle than a "story", meaning that, while honest and sincere, Rizi Xavier Timane is not a writer, and the style is very simple, not embellish by any skill an established author learns due to his profession. Rizi Xavier Timane is not trying to write fiction, he is chronicle his personal experience, maybe to help someone else going through his same experience. Very important also being able to read this experience from the first point of view of someone who was born in Nigeria, and so with a starting point that seemed so far from the ending one.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (October 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492804371
ISBN-13: 978-1492804376
Amazon: An UnSpoken Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith
Amazon Kindle: An UnSpoken Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith

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