The recently published autobiography, ‘The Audacity of African Girl’, by a U.S.-based Nigerian and renown make-up artist, Khuraira Musa, have been receiving rave reviews online.
The book, a soft copy of which is off for sale on Amazon, offers a glimpse into the life of Ms Musa who took control of her destiny and overcame immense obstacles with her hope, grit, and tenacity.
Writing on the review section of the Amazon, Hope Darley, described the book as a beautiful and inspirational story.
Darley said: “I read this book cover to cover in one sitting. As I read, I was reminded of the character Rose Maxson in the film production of “Fences” brilliantly portrayed by Viola Davis.
“In one particular scene, Rose is admonishing her son for his failure to show compassion & empathy for his father, Troy Maxson played by the amazing, Denzel Washington. She says, “when you measure a man, make sure you measure him in his entirety.
“In “The Audacity of an African Girl”, Khuaira beautifully presents the scale by which she should be measured.
“She weaves together her life story which includes her humble beginnings as a little orphan girl growing up in a remote village in Africa to her journey of coming to New York, overcoming a myriad of obstacles to building a beauty brand that is a force to be reckoned with.”
On her part, Maria T. said while reading the book she realized that the beauty of life is not to give up.
She said: “Khuraira is not your typical girl and she’s special for a reason! Life’s experiences are what truly make you, and the people that believe in you in your life.
“Her story is just that, from learning and understanding her humble beginnings to watching her life unfold from love, determination, strength, beauty, happiness, pain, and then more beauty again.
“It’s life’s beauty by not giving up and giving back is the big theme here and being surrounded by family, friends (+best friends), and most importantly inner strength.”
Another reviewer, Robin miller said the writer was an inspiration to all and her action and deeds show remarkable strength and dignity
“What an incredible story. I am fortunate to know Khuraira personally and I never knew all she went through to get to where she is today.
“She is an inspiration to all. A beautiful person inside and out. Her actions and deeds show remarkable strength and dignity. This is a must read!!!”
‘Danicks12’ said the book was not just for women and that the book will remind people to believe and go after what they want.
She said: “This is a must read for everyone! Not just women! The word “impossible” is not in Khuraira’s vocabulary! First I want to thank Aunty Zainab for encouraging and nurturing Khuraira.
“This book will remind you to believe in yourself and go after whatever you want, with God on your side, the word “impossible” will not be in your vocabulary.
“Khuraira is a force to be reckoned with, her story will inspire you and remind you never to give up. Thank you for sharing your story! It has inspired me!”