This book is an exposition of the endurance, misery and distress that Martha, An African woman suffers in her marriage under extreme male chauvinism and also talks about how Martha copes with starting her life again when she finally leaves her abusive husband.
Florence Chunga was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. After graduating from high school, though she had wanted a career in music, she took up Air Traffic Control (ATC) instead. The author chose ATC because her father was strongly against a career in the arts since all the artists he knew barely made enough money to support themselves. ATC was an all-male profession in Zambia when Chunga joined and some of the men welcomed her presence while others tried to frustrate her progress in every way they could. She worked hard, discovered ATC was an art in its own way and became the first Zambian woman Air Traffic Control Officer in 1978 at Lusaka International Airport where she was based for her 23 years in the profession. Chunga loved the job, was good at it and she scooped the 'Controller of the Year' award in 1991 given by Roan Air Services (currently Zambian Airways). In the year 2000, at the level of Senior Air Traffic Control officer, Chunga decided to go on early retirement to pursue other interests. You can contact the author at: email@example.com