From Linkville Press: Maya was raised single-handedly by her "father," Samuel, who had divorced his wife, Cynthia years ago, on grounds of infidelity. This was before May turned three years old. Growing up in Durban was mixed with the good, bad, and ugly for Maya.
Influenced by Craig, Maya went into the underworld of stealing, drug trafficking, and prostitution under the cover of a very perverse juvenile assembly, called the Alternative Lifestyle Club. She joined the club in the very pursuit of what she called her "destiny." By becoming "Initiate 39," she went on to become popular among many top-notch Southern Africans.
After several disappointments, Maya thought she could use her "connections" to bite the fingers that fed her by carrying out her given assignments her own waya way of letting the organization know that she was no push-over. But that was not the case! Consequently, leaders of the club, led this juvenile to her doom-they set her up and the police did the rest. The long arm of the law landed her in prison in Johannesburg. It was there she knew that changing for the better would be appropriate.
Through the favor from a rich gold merchant, school owner, and chairman of the Louisville Shipping Company, to whom she had cone some wrong in the past, Maya was released from prison before her sentence was up. Her benefactor sent her to the United States for secretarial studies, where she worked in his company a couple of years. She then returned to her native Durban home in South Africa with her husband, Daniel Young, to find her 'father' whom she had left years before.
Maya became a woman of substance; her fame and enterprise raised her up the corporate ladder phenomenally fast. But to get there, she had to travel a very hard road.
This is her story.
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Paraphrasing the words of the great Greek philosopher, Socrates, "Employ your time by improving, using the writings of other men so that you can gain easily what they labored for", "Mr. Ben", as he is fondly called, is poised to impact humanity in all spheres of life and human recognition. With his knowledge zenith, he is willing to disseminate valued and ageless information to all interested persons, groups and organizations regarding what he toiled to gain over the years.
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The fiction piece, "Maya: Initiate 39" is his debut book, set to lift readers from the ruins of frustration to the glory of inspiration.
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Mr Ben’s Maya Initiate 39 is a detailed account of an innocent only-child stepping out into a dangerous world. School lessons, schoolmates’ names and varied backgrounds in Durban, South Africa, all are carefully laid out. But Maya doesn’t know her mother, and the hole in her background drives her to trust the wrong people, mistrust the right, and enter an underworld of sexual assault, violent death, drugs and theft. Luckily there’s a road back to the light. Forgiveness and healing can be found. And complex philosophy has a redemptive point in this novel. A riches to rags to riches story, with action-movie undertones and careful explanation and detail, Maya Initiate 39 never quite answers its titular question, but it raises hope for those whose wrong choices have led to wrong destinations. It’s an intriguing tale with fascinating insights into different lives. Disclosure: I got it on a deal and I offer my honest review.
Maya Isaacs was being raised by Samuel, the man that married and divorced her mother. When Maya tried to discover her milieu from Samuel, she wasn't satisfied with his tale. She sought to find her destiny by joining a youth group called the Alternative Lifestyle Group (ALG). The group got her involved in drug trafficking, prostitution, and thievery. Maya decided to steal money from an ALG drug sale, but was busted by the police and sent to prison. There she was ameliorated by a group of inmates and befriended by Van Brussels, a man she nearly killed earlier on. Released from prison early, she was educated as a secretary and given a job in Brussels' company. It was there she fell in love with Brussels' adopted son. Her transformation was inspirational.